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educator , Librarian

Lois Beulah Cobler, American librarian, educator. Named Business and Professional Hoosier Lady of Year, 1965, Citizen of Year, Garrett Chamber of Commerce, 1979; recipient Alumni Distinguished Service award, Tri State College and Alumni Association, 1969, Senior Citizen Queen, DeKalp County, Indiana, 1976-1977.


Cobler, Lois Beulah was born on June 1, 1899 in Garrett, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Thomas C. and Ida M. (Van Zile) Cobler.


Graduate, Tri State University, 1923. Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1937. Postgraduate, Manchester College.

Postgraduate, Clark University. Postgraduate, Western Michigan University. Postgraduate, Ball State University.

Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1938—1958.


Teacher public schools, Garrett-DeKalb County, Indiana, 1918—1956, Garrett Junior High School, 1927—1928. Library J.E. Ober Elementary School, Garrett, 1956—1966. Library, organist Garrett Church of Christ.

Board directors, monthly radio commentator Garrett Hospital Auxiliary. Chairman national projects Northeastern Indiana Garden Clubs, since 1970. Parliamentarian, since 1972.


  • Other Work

    • Author: History of Garrett Church of Christ, 1967, (biographies) Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Gene Stratton Porter to Mothers of Achievement in American History. Co-editor: So Grows A City- Greater Garrett Centennial 1875-1975. Contributor articles to professional journals, columns in newspapers.


Co-chairman steering committee DeKalb County International Christian Leadership Prayer Breakfast, 1972. Secretary, chairman public relations county prayer breakfast, 1973. Chairman county breakfast, 1974.

Board directors Garrett Community Hospital Aid Foundation, since 1974. Chairman nominations committee Indiana Mother of Year, 1974. Member of Garrett History Society, Indiana School Libraries Association, Garrett Hospital Association (secretary), DeKalb County Retired Teachers, Indiana Retired Teachers Associations, Business and Professional Women's Club (honorary.

President 1932-1934, 1965-1966), Indiana State Teachers Association (life), Garrett Roadside Garden, Tri Kappa 1974-1976, Delta Kappa Gamma.


Thomas C. Cobler

Ida M. (Van Zile) Cobler