Mrs. Lobaugh was born to Berthold and Frances Hennig on June 29, 1937, in Woodsboro. She graduated from Sinton High School, was active at Grace Lutheran Church of Sinton, and went on to graduate from Daugherty School of Nursing located within Spohn Hospital of Corpus Christi.
She earned a bachelor of science degree from UT Tyler and, in 1990, was awarded her masters of science degree from UT Tyler.
She charted a 40-year career of nursing: Wills Eye Institute for Children of Philadelphia; Director of Nurses for the Sinton Hospital; San Patricio County TB Control; Supervisor of Nursing for the South Texas Public Health Department; Texas Chest Hospital Director of Nursing of Harlingen; the State Hospital of Tyler, Texas and the STD/HIV Clinician for Smith County. Most recently Mary Ida became a Lutheran Synodically Authorized Minister serving Peace Lutheran of Woodsboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Joe and Bertha Lobaugh; and her brother, Thomas Allen Hennig.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. “Bob” Lobaugh of Sinton; a daughter, Tammy Kay Lobaugh of Galveston; three sons, Michael Alan Lobaugh and Ed Lobaugh of Moriarty, N.M., and Jeffery Wayne Lobaugh (Andre Wilson) of Tyler; a brother, William Edward (Elaine) Hennig of Austin; sister-in-law, LeeAnn Hennig; grandson, Coby Wayne Lobaugh; nephews, Stephen Edward Hennig, Thomas Austin Hennig and Michael McCreary; and aunts, Lavada Singler and Ann Kelm.
Visitation was held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Moore Funeral Home in Refugio.
The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Burial followed in Sinton.
Pallbearers were Scott Payne, Scott Kelm, Steven Farmer, Chris Earls, Tazh Fonville and Bill Oglesby.
Honorary pallbearers were William D. Hopson III; Steven Hopson; Patrick Hopson; Roger Moore; Bill Chapman; Jerry Locket; Elmer Jacobs and Greg Weber.