Beverly June Lobitz, 78, of Monticello, passed away December 16, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was born June 20, 1942, in Leonardville, Kansas to the late Wilbur and Grace Larsen Sprecker.
Mrs. Lobitz was a graduate of Kansas State University Graduate School. She was a music professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello with 46 years of service. She retired in 2018.
Mrs. Lobitz’s love for people was only exceeded by her love for God, and she shared God’s love daily with all the people she taught and came in contact with. She devoted her life to her students to whom she taught the art of music passionately. She loved them vigorously and encouraged them relentlessly. Beverly was a tireless servant of God and of the people he created. Her life was a testimony to God’s goodness and a testament to the enormous impact she had in the lives of thousands of students and communities of southeast Arkansas.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Lobitz was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Lobitz; and a brother, Gaylen Sprecker of Kansas City.
She is survived by her son, Brice Lobitz and wife Becky of New Orleans, Louisiana; grandsons, Colton Lobitz and wife Gabby of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and Tyler Lobitz of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sisters, Phyllis Nelson of Topeka, Kansas and Sandi Bennett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a brother, Boyd Sprecker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and students that loved her dearly.
Funeral services are pending.