Lorain Lyons, 79

Lorain Lyons, 79, of Roann, died at 9:08 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Burton, Ky., to Ralph and Dora Catherine (Woods) Wheeler.

Lorain was a 1980 graduate of Northfield High School. She married Denver Ray Lyons in Wabash on November 1, 1957. Lorain worked six years at General Tire of Wabash and 15 years at Doud's Orchard in Roann. She attended Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash. She had a green thumb and enjoyed working with her flowers, strawberry plants and chickens and also enjoyed baking. 

She is survived by her husband, Denver Ray Lyons; four children, Valerie Dowdal of Roann, Brian (Janet) Lyons, William (Cathy) Lyons, and Patricia Haupert, all of Roann; eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ralph Wheeler, Jr. and Thomas Lee Wheeler.

Funeral services will be private.  Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Roann is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorial is Parkinson's Foundation.

The memorial guest book for Lorain may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Apr 11