Bobbie Lynn Loveless Lehman, 81, of McGehee, passed away February 15, 2022, in Monticello.
She was born in Possum Valley (Drew County) to the late Arthur Benjamin Loveless and Virgie Hickman Loveless. She was 1957 graduate of Drew Central High School and earned a BS degree in Education from Monticello A&M in 1961.
Bobbie began her teaching career at Gillett High School and met the love of her life, J.W. Lehman, while living there. Their first date was participating in a community coon hunt to obtain meat for the Gillett Coon supper. They married in 1962 and were married almost 48 years.
Bobbie continued her career as an educator, teaching students in Little Rock Public Schools, Bellaire Academy, Delta Special School District, and McGehee Public Schools. She loved her students and was known for her sharp wit.
Bobbie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Gillett. Both she and her husband were committed to spreading the love of God and started new churches in Little Rock and McGehee. She was also dedicated to her family and supported her children’s activities serving as a Boy Scout den mother, Brownie troop leader, Sunday school teacher, and working countless nights in the McGehee football concession stand as a band parent.
In her later years, Bobbie was active in community activities. She loved helping with activities at First United Methodist church where her grandchildren attended church. She also served in various capacities with the McGehee Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the McGehee Food Pantry, Lions Club, and Master Gardeners of the Delta.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.W. Lehman; brothers, Ben Loveless, Glynn Loveless and Bill Loveless; and sister, Ouida Loveless Jones.
She is survived by a son, Kerry Lehman of Derby, Kansas; two daughters, Theresa (John) McGaha of McGehee and Amy Lehman of Frankfurt, Germany; three grandchildren, Shelby (Brian) Apple of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alex (Victoria) McGaha of McGehee and Cole (Brooke) Lehman of Bossier City, Louisiana; four great-grandchildren, Eleanor Apple, Margaret Apple, Sawyer McGaha, and Oliver Lehman.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral service will be Friday, February 18, at 2 p.m. at McGehee First United Methodist Church with Pastor Chad Phillips and Pastor Tom Mullins officiating. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Gillett.