Lori Jeanne Scheible of Vero Beach, Florida passed away on December 15th, 2022 at the age of 50.
Born to Sandra Scheible (née Smedley) and Frank Stanley Scheible III in Fort Pierce, Florida on January, 31st 1972, Lori graduated from John Carroll High School and then Indian River Community College. She went on to work for her father in the family business as a tomato broker after graduating college and later served as the secretary for Southside Community Church for 14 years.
Lori’s greatest joy in life was raising her two children, Leah and Daniel, who she adopted as a single woman in her early 30s. Lori had experience as a foster mother caring primarily for disadvantaged teenagers before Daniel, and then Leah, came into her care. With these two precious children in her home, Lori realized that the family she had dreamed of had become a reality. Her love and devotion for Leah and Daniel was the guiding light in her life.
Lori’s other mission in life was caring for animals, especially rescue and shelter dogs. She spent years as a volunteer at the Humane Society walking, socializing and assisting with the adoption of dozens, and likely hundreds, of dogs. The oldest and sickest, those with the lowest chance of adoption, she adopted herself. Lori loved these dogs with no reservation and the rejuvenating effects of her care were profound.
Lori’s sense of humor was irrepressible. She was ready with a joke, most often a long sequence of jokes, in the face of any hardship. Her ability to see the humor in every facet of life was a blessing not only to herself but to friends and family who could take solace in her wit and perspective in difficult times.
Preceded in death by mother Sandra Scheible (née Smedley), father Frank Stanley Scheible III, husband Richard Alexander and brother Frank Stanley Scheible IV
She is survived by her daughter Leah Scheible, son Daniel Scheible, sister Kristin Donovan and brother Joshua Scheible.
A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Christian Church in Vero Beach on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 at 11A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Paws Fur Recovery Dog Rescue in Port Saint Lucie, Florida in her memory.