First Baptist Church
501 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
May 21, 1932 - Nov 14, 2014
Lorene Hobbs Oglesby Kleu passed away November 14, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Lorene was born Morehead City, NC on May 21, 1932 to George Andrew Oglesby and Abscilla Cleo Hobbs Oglesby. Lorene retired as a Home Health Nurse from Forsyth Hospital. Lorene graduated from North Carolina Baptist School of Nursing in1953 and received a B.S. Degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1956. Lorene rejoined the NCBH SCHOOL of Nursing in 1957 as an instructor.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, James Henry Kleu and children: Jonathan Alan Kleu and wife Kimala Smith Kleu and their children: Kasey Nickole Kleu, Nickolas Alan Kleu and Kristi Elizabeth Kleu and a daughter Lorene (Lori) Oglesby Kleu, her sisters Idalia Lee Oglesby High, and Lorette Hobbs Oglesby Hollinshed (her identical twin) and a brother Levi Calvin Oglesby plus a number of nieces and nephews.
As a member of First Baptist Church, Lorene enjoyed rocking the babies of the nursery for over 50 years. She also worked in helping to organize visitation teams for the home bound members.
Lorene was a volunteer at the Shepard’s Center as a leader in a knitting group which specialized in caps for the newborns. Lorene was honored as a Volunteer of the Year at the Center.
The family would like to express our gratitude to the RN's who graciously attended to her needs during her illness: Jane Boles, Mary O'Daniel, Sarah Penry, Sibyl Smelcher, and Mary Ben Stroupe. These “earth angels” assisted and brought comfort in so many ways. Lorene cherished the privilege of working with Wava Howard and Beth Wright in the Home Bound program of First Baptist Church.
Special thanks go the Dr. Charles Pippitt, his staff, the caregivers of Novant Health Center, and the extraordinary service of the hospital chaplaincy program.
Memorials for consideration are: The Shepard's Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103, Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103, and First Baptist Church Mission Funds, 501 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 501 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC
at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 conducted by Dr. Mike Queen. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Jim, Jon and Lori, I have known Lorene for a very long time and have known you, Jon and Lori when you were children. Her family was very important to Lorene; she loved you all so much.
She was a kind and very helpful person, as she volunteered to give me allergy shots for a long, long time.
I am so sorry that you lost her, but I am particularly sorry for you, Jim, that you lost your life companion. Hopefully happy memories will be a comfort to you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Lorene was a beautiful person.
All the babies she touched knew they had been well tended in Gods hands through her.
Truly , the world has a large void, Heaven has gained an Angel.
My warmest thoughts and prayers,