September 3, 2022
Lori Janet Mongold, 56 of East Liberty passed away due to complications after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. Lori put up a long fight for almost two years. After enduring significant loss of her husband, Keith of 38 years in August 2021 and grieving him she was cancer free for a short time only for cancer to come back and spread in February 2022. Lori continued chemo and her will to fight only grew stronger. Lori’s grandchildren got to visit her from California and spend a few weeks making memories with her that will last them infinity as Lori would say to them. Lori showed her grandchildren where she grew up in historic Marion. Lori and her family were faced with many obstacles this year as her cancer progressed, however Lori remained a constant source of strength, love, and laughter for her family. Lori’s children have been a constant in her life all pushing her to fight the good fight, Britni took mom to chemo appointments and never left her mother’s side. Keith and Britni took their mom to multiple surgeries back and forth caring for her during her early treatments.
Lori was born in New York, New York on September 10, 1965, to the late Rita Brandon Yeager. Lori is preceded in death by her late husband, Keith Jay Mongold. Her beautiful mother Rita Brandon, her five baby brothers, and her dear cousin Maureen Legg of Pennsylvania. Her furbabies Kobe and Gunner also await her in heaven.
Lori leaves behind her 5 children; Keith Jay Mongold II of Dublin, Hilary (John) Paul of California, Lance (Corrie) Mongold of West Mansfield, Britni (Andrew Leffler) Mongold of Columbus and 15-year-old Keira Jade and the furbaby Ozzy who reside in the family home.
Lori also leaves behind her beautiful grandchildren Jason, Jaclynn, Jaidynn, and Justyn of California and Drevyn, Evelyn, and Nora of West Mansfield. Lori also leaves behind her sister Debbie Jo Tabor and brother-law Timothy Tabor, of Savannah, Georgia and several nieces and nephews to name just a few; Brooke Hurless, Bianca Livingston, Branden Lewis, and his son, (great nephew) Asher Sage, Hayden and Shayne Cordle, and Layla, Ava Tabor and “special son” Josh Carr.
Lori will surely miss her best friends Rita Johnson, Harriet Hall Strawn, Deb Cordeiro, and Joni Elleman.
Lori would also like to thank the neighbors and friends who came together to lift her up after her husband’s passing Danyiel and Mike Harker, Trey Brown, Rita and Dan Johnson, The Cordeiro Family, Cardinal’s Pizza, The Logan County Cancer Society, and the Oncology Team at Ohio State University Wexner Dr. O’ Malley and Staff.
Anyone who knew Lori, knew she was one to always have their back, love and support them, and always give more than she would ever take. Lori always loved taking trips to Target, the mall, going for long drives to listen to Post Malone, or taking her kids to eat at her favorite restaurants, The Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory. Lori could always be found in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, laughing, and talking stories with her kids, their friends and all the neighbors. Her kind and generous soul will be missed beyond measure. Her hugs and laughter will live on through her children.
“No matter where you are or where you go, I’ll know you love me, and you never have to worry that I love you too too!” – Lance Mongold
“I see skies of blue, and clouds of white, The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong