Tuesday December 1st, 2015 9:42AM

Founder of Speech Pathology Program in Hall schools dies

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The founder of the Speech Pathology Program in the Hall County School System has died.

Janice C. Loebl, 91, Gainesville, died Friday at Dogwood Forest.

Prior to moving to Gainesville, she was a Speech Pathologist for the Pinellas County School System in St. Petersburg, Florida. Loebl moved to Gainesville in 1968 with her husband, Robert, an assistant professor at Gainesville Junior College (now University of North Georgia/Gainesville).

She established the Speech Pathology Program for the Hall County School System and directed the program until her retirement in 1986. Loebl was active in numerous church, civic, and community organizations and was on the first board of directors for the Hall County Credit Union. She attended St. Michael's Catholic Church where she was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound until age 85.

A memorial service will be held at St. Michael's Wednesday at 11:00.

(A full obituary can be found on the Obituaries Page.)
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