Lois F. Herr, 83, formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, Ind.
She was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Union Township to Paul K. and Dorothy (Newcomer) Martin. On June 24, 1949, she married Francis L. Herr in Union Township. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2008.
Lois worked as a cook for several schools in the area. She was a lifetime member of the Union Center Church of the Brethren, where she was also active in the Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Better Homes Club and the Union Center Ladies Aid. Mrs. Herr was well known for her quilting.
She is survived by two sons: Dean (Colleen) Herr, Wakarusa; and Devon (Deb) Herr, Nappanee; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Verda Jump, Goshen, Ind.; and Thelma (Dave) Snider, Wichita, Kan.; and a brother: Roy (Carol) Martin, Goshen, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Union Center Church of the Brethren. Rev. Herman Kauffman will officiate and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Union Center Deacon’s Fund.