Lois Ann Wouters, 80, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Thursday, September 11, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Charles J. and Evelyn E. (Von Kanel) Farren. She departed this life Friday, October 22, 2010 at her home in Pleasant Hill surrounded by her family.
Lois graduated in 1948 from Marshall High school in Cleveland. She attended Bowling Green University and received her Bachelor's degree from Graceland University in 1977.
Lois grew up on W. 129th Street in Cleveland, and she delighted in attending the nearby Methodist Church as young girl for the fellowship and music. On April 21, 1951, Lois was united in marriage to Ralph E. Wouters at the Lowry Air Force Base near Denver, Colorado. Lois was a homemaker with a tremendous gift for sewing, and she enjoyed making clothing for her children and grandchildren. Lois loved to quilt and made quilts for many occasions, and she was a member of the Lamoni Quilters Guild and the Pleasant Hill Piece Makers quilters. She loved to create things such as sweaters, quilts, clothes, crafts and decorations, and she always did so with someone else in mind. Lois enjoyed playing the piano and shared her love of music and talents with her friends and family by playing the piano and organ. Lois taught her children and grandchildren to play the piano and always encouraged music. Above all, Lois loved people and devoted her life to her family. She built a loving home for her husband and four sons, and she was genuinely delighted with each of her daughters-in-law and every grand child. She hoped for the best for each and every one. She attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 59 A½ years Ralph; four sons Todd (and Susan) Wouters of Waukee, Iowa, Dr. Reed (and Rhonda) Wouters of Preston, Missouri, Ross (and Maude) Wouters of Pleasant Hill, and Brent (and Shawn) Wouters of Duluth, Minnesota; ten grandchildren Corissa, Sarah, Bethany, Hannah, Evelyn, Colleen, Colton, Lauren, Albert, and Andrew; 1 great grandchild Macyn; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded.
A celebration of Lois's life was held Monday, October 25, 2010, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Pastor Carl Knapp and Mr. Howard Booth officiated.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.