She was born to Wade and Pearl (Harris) Neher on June 2, 1927 at their home one mile northeast of Mountain Grove, Missouri.
After graduating from Mountain Grove High School, Lorene lived in Altadena, California, where she worked three years doing office work for National Technical Laboratories. She spent another year in Pasadena, California, and in 1949 returned to Mountain Grove where she lived most of her life.
Lorene always loved music and especially loved playing her violin and piano. She was a member of Greenwood Church of the Brethren near Mountain Grove and attended there and played the piano for them as long as her health permitted. She also enjoyed reading.
Besides her parents, Lorene was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn (Neher) (Brockmueller-Jewell) Carrasco, and four brothers, Marvin Neher, Elmer Neher, Harvey Neher, and Galen Neher.
She is survived by many relatives and friends who will truly miss her.
Visitation was held Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services followed the visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jane Davis officiating. Song selections were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” rendered by Jim Neher. Darrell Neher, Jim Neher, Gary Neher, Russell Neher, Leland Neher, and Dwight Neher served as pallbearers. Edwin Neher and Tim Whetstine served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.
The family requested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitial c/o the funeral home.