July 3, 2006

Troy Daily News

COBAUGH, CORA MAE (ORAM) - Cora Mae (Oram) Cobaugh, 84, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Friday June 30, 2006 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.  She was born April 27, 1922 in Wayne Township, Montgomery County, Ohio and graduated from Wayne High School.  She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Jesse Belle (Roberts) Oram, in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Herbert N. Cobaugh (June 22, 2006); a son, Dennis Neil Cobaugh (2001); a son-in-law Ronald E. Fulk (1986); a beloved sister, Charlotte (Oram) Lehman, three brothers, John Oram, Warren "Bud" Oram, Clarence LeRoy Oram, killed in World War II.  Mae started a new fad at the Bethel Local Schools in Miami County when she became the 1st woman bus driver in 1961 and drove for 31 years until her retirement in 1992.  She drove the bus on the hilliest roads of Miami County day after day in all kinds of weather getting her 66 little passengers safely to school and home again always with an ever-ready smile.  She was the dean of women school bus drivers in the area and received numerous safety awards.  She drove through the worst snow blizzard called "The Great White Out" with a bus load of band & choir children even with her granddaughter Greta aboard for competition in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  She said she brought everyone safely home with the guidance of the Savior above.  She is survived by her loving children, a daughter Nancy (Cobaugh) Fulk, a son Nelson G. Cobaugh, her precious grandchildren, granddaughters, Greta Fulk and Amanda (Fulk) Grigsby and her husband Matthew, and the joy of her life a new great grandson, Wyatt Matthew Grigsby, a loving & caring sister-in-law, Hazel (Cobaugh) Strickland, a wonderful brother-in-law, Gene Lehman, and many loving nieces, nephews & cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Monday, July 3, 2006 at the TROSTEL-CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio  Pastor Dave Potter officiating.  The family will receive family and friends two hours prior to service.  Interment at New Carlisle Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Brandt Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 6870 U.S. Route 40, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com

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