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Jyostana Lohar

Obituary for Jyostana Lohar

May 11, 1935 - April 25, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 84


Jyostana Lohar, 84, passed away Saturday April 25, 2020 in Owensboro. She was born on May 11, 1935 in Johannesburg, South Africa to Deviben and Jivanbhai Mistry, the third of six children. As a teenager she traveled to India with her mother and later married the late Mr. Shantilal Lohar there in 1953. Together, they raised five daughters and one son in Navsari, Gujarat, India. In 1988, she moved with her family to the United States, settling in Louisville, Kentucky.

Throughout her life, Jyostana was a loving mother, devoted wife, and dedicated sister. She spent her life creating a warm home for her family in India and the United States, raising 6 children. She always offered her generous spirit and love to family, friends, and anyone in need.

Jyostana truly enjoyed offering joy to others with her sweet smile and kind heart. From sewing, singing and cooking to sharing her deep love of reading and writing, she touched so many lives in India and the United States. She spent the last years of her life in Owensboro with her late husband and family. She will be missed for her jovial nature, loving personality, and the sincere empathy she always showed to her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Shantilal Lohar of Owensboro; her brothers Khushalbhai, Devabhai, and Bhagoobhai of Johannesburg, South Africa and her sister Jamunaben of Mumbai, India.

She is survived by her brother Ishwerbhai and wife Neelaben and sister-in-law Shantaben in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the United States, Mrs. Lohar is survived by her children, daughters Bharti Lad (Bharat) in Marietta, Georgia, Hina Mistry (Harish) in Louisville, Kentucky), Rita Prajapati (Dattatraya) in Owensboro, Kentucky, Nita Mistry (Sanjay) in Springfield, Ohio, Rajul Mistry (Nilesh) in Louisville, Kentucky and son Rahul Lohar (Hetal) in Louisville, Kentucky. She was also blessed with 11 loving grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services were held privately with family on Monday April 27, 2020 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Tristate Hindu Temple in Newburgh, Indiana or the Hindu Temple of Kentucky in Louisville.

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Services Will Be Private

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Tri-State Hindu Temple
    6044 S. Vann Road
    Newburgh, IN 47630
  • Hindu Temple of Kentucky
    4213 Accomack Drive
    Louisville, KY 40241

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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