Lois Jean (Clogan) Krebs

April 07, 1935 - March 07, 2023

Visitation: Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM at DEVLIN Funeral Home Inc., 806 Perry Hwy

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Monday 10 AM

Lois Jean (Clogan) Krebs

April 7, 1935- March 7, 2023

Lois Jean Krebs passed away peacefully at UPMC Passavant Hospital on March 7, 2023, at the age of 87. Lois was the daughter of Bertha Heil Clogan and Cornelius Clogan (Hap). She was the loving wife of the late Albert R. Krebs for 62 joy filled years and a devoted mother to their three daughters, Kathleen Krebs (Cosnotti), Colleen Krebs, (Chris Borgen) and Allison Austin. She was the sister of the late Marion Clogan Starinchak(Rich) and Thomas Clogan (Betty). She was the proud grandmother (Gram) of Heather Lammert, David Skultety, Erica Austin Otte (Kevin) and three great grandchildren, Gianna and Kira Otte, and Talon Frye. She is also survived by many very special nieces, and nephews.

Lois was a lifelong resident of the North Hills. She was born and raised in West View where her father served as chief of police. She attended West View High School and Robert Morris School of Business. After being employed for six years at U. S. Steel Corporation, she became a stay-at-home mom with her three girls. In 1976 she began working at Northland Public Library where she worked for the next 42 years, retiring at age 83 in 2018. She cherished the many good friends she made during these years.

She was a member of the St. Teresa of Avila Church for 64 years where she often volunteered and was a member of the St. Teresa Players, performing in nine musicals. She belonged to a ladies bowling league and card club for many years.

The family Clearwater Beach, FL vacations created wonderful memories. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They made her life special.

Lois will be remembered by her family and friends for her fun-loving spirit that will live on in all the lives she touched. She will be missed bymany.

“We can never be separated from those we love because God leaves us with memories to hold and love that doesn’t pass away.  And in time, we realize that our loved one lives on- not only in heaven but within our hearts.”

The Krebs family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant Hospital and the DCI Dialysis Clinic Inc. for their kind and loving care during this past year.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Friends received Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM at DEVLIN Funeral Home Inc., 806 Perry Hwy. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

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  • Sally Jo and Ed Hilderhoff

    Lois’s sister, Marion, and I were in the same class in school. Visited their home during those years. I always remember Lois as the big sister who always seemed to guide and look out for Marion. Lois was talented and I remember seeing her perform tap dancing with Bob Knight who was a well known dance instructor in WV. She later headed up the WV Marching band as the pretty blonde head majorette. After school I also worked at US Steel and saw her there. Nice to learn she still carried out her talents in musicals and at the library. A lovely special lady and our sincere sympathy to her family. Treasure all the good memories!

  • Phil & Lynne Isaly

    God bless her and your family Allison. Or thoughts & prayers are with you !

  • Beth A. Lawry

    Lois was a smiling presence at Northland Library when I worked there. Always fun-loving and kind. I remember her being so proud of her daughter Allison’s musical career. Peace to your family.

  • Elizabeth Easley

    My deepest sympathies Heather. She was a very wonderful sole. Try and find comfort in the beautiful memories you shared with her and the joy that your little one brought to her. Love you my friend.



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