Lorraine Kay Stephens, 66, of Tiffin and Galloway, passed away on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
She was born on April 30, 1952, in Tiffin, to Paul and Lillian (Porter) Stephens.
She is survived by her sister, Paulette R. Stephens; and cousin, Barbara Porter Ditch of Wooster and Barbara’s daughters, Laurie Ditch of Perrysburg and Susan Kifus of Chicago; along with her very faithful pet, Andy. Other cousins include, Larry Monday of Tennessee, Marjorie Beckett of Lexington, KY, Jeanette Wilson of Douglasville, GA, Georgia Never of Versailles, KY, Sue Douglas of Denver, CO, Scott Stephens of Florida, Kathy Bird of Tennessee, Michael Stephens of Tallahassee, FL, Beth Ann (Stephens) Lewyle of Dayton, Joe DeRose of Scottsdale, Arizona, Martha Stephens of Hawaii, Matthew Stephens of California, Robert Eckert of Florida, Charles Eckert of Pennsylvania, Gary Stephens of Tiffin and Brad Stephens of Tiffin;
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Larry Stephens; cousins, Jessie Monday, John Monday, Caleb Stephens, Jr., Robert Stephens and Mark Stephens.
Lorraine graduated from Columbian High School in 1970 and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She then was certified as an x-ray technician and nuclear medicine technician. She continued her education as one of the first non-traditional students at Heidelberg University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She received her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Medical Management. Lorraine then received a degree from Capital University in Sociology. Her career as a technician started in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, then Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay and Doctor Hospitals in Columbus. She then worked for the Ohio Department of Health, Department of Radiation as a health physicist and inspector for medical and other facilities using radiation. In June of 2004, she was named employee of the month by the Ohio Department of Health.
Her Funeral Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg University or to the Humane Society of Seneca County.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.