Lorene K. Goering, 90, passed away on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 in Newton, Kansas. She was born 3-30-30 along with her twin sister to their parents Albert H. Penner and Susan Penner in Goessel, Kansas.
Lorene grew up in the Hillsboro area along with her brother and 5 sisters. She lived on the family farm and attended the country school until age 11 when they moved into Hillsboro and she started attending school in town. She graduated from Hillsboro High School.
Lorene attended Bethel College where she met Bob Goering. They later married on July 31, 1949 at the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Lorene took meals out to the field while Bob was farming and also helped him with responsibilities during Bob’s 16 years of owning a Chevrolet dealership.
In addition, Lorene also ran her own business, Bee Cee’s where she used her certification in mastectomy and prothesis fittings to help many. Her expertise and friendly, loving nature made this perfect for her and a blessing to her clients.
Lorene was HUGE in Community Service and held leadership positions in many of those endeavors. She was part of Community Playschool at Bethel College Mennonite Church, she held leadership positions in the Kansas Twins Association (KSTA) and was involved in Girl Scouts for over 20 years.
Over the years the kitchen counter of Bob and Lorene reached out and fed so many. Whether it was Lorene assisting Bob with his special pancakes, or her making a delicious meal, everyone was always welcomed with open arms.
After her husband Bob passed away in 2014, Lorene continued to reside in their rural Newton home of now over 70 years.
Lorene followed the motto of “always leave a place better than you found it” and that is exactly what she has done for this world and the many that were lucky enough to have known her!
Lorene is survived by her children Scott Goering, Bev Martinez, and Trisha Grosch and husband Doug. Grandchildren Megan (Keith) Frymire, Leslie (Daniel) Knapp, Nick Martinez, Margo (Jon) Stinchcomb, Chelsea (Jarret) Krueger and Shelby (Maggie) Grosch. Great Grandchildren Caleb, Cameron, Colby, Collin Frymire; Natalie, Ally and Alex Knapp, Braxton Martinez, Cody (Julia) Stinchcomb and Jayden (Adam Wagner) Stinchcomb. Great Great Grandchild Addalynn Wagner. And her twin sister Loretta Krehbiel and sister Vera Kliewer.
A Signature Book will be available to sign Wednesday, January 20th from 1 – 5 at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Private family graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery due to the pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the following: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice 313 S. Market Wichita, KS 67203 or Girl Scouts of Heartland Kansas 360 S. Lexington Rd. Wichita, KS 67218. These may also be left with Petersen Funeral Home.