Lois F. Smith of Bellefonte, PA, went to be with the lord, as she passed away peacefully at Seasons of Life Hospice Home in Woodruff, WI on October 25, 2023. Lois was born on May 10th, 1941, in Mill Hall PA to parents Boyd and Leona Young.
Lois is survived by her husband Ronald W. Smith of Bellefonte PA, her daughter Angela (Robert Hiley) Schuh from Minocqua WI and Son Michael Keck from Woodruff WI, stepdaughters Melisa and Lisa Strouse and stepson Steven Smith from Bellefonte PA. She is also survived by numerous grand and great grandchildren she adored so much. Lois was proceeded in death by her former husband Lee Keck, brothers Thomas, Allen and Ronald Young and Sister Shirley Ascher.
Lois graduated high school in 1959 and dedicated her life to her family and colorful career of many talents. Designing and creating wedding dresses or hemming a pair of trousers, no job was too big or small for her passion for sewing. Lois always found time to keep in touch with her family and friends with her creative and thoughtful greeting cards from her impressive collection of card stamps and specialty material to suit any occasion while warming the hearts of all she touched. Her green thumb for gardening, creative mind for sewing, and her talent for bringing people together through cooking has made a loving caring impact across generations and will forever live in her children. While her winters were spent in Fort Myers, Florida and summers divided between family in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin while always watching for her beloved butterflies and hummingbirds from the sanctuary of her porch swing or puzzle room. From her early involvement in the Bell Telephone Women’s Pioneers of Bell to most recent Ladies of Horizon Village Card Club, Lois always found ways to be involved and have a positive influence in her community.
A celebration of life service for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with light meal and refreshments available during the gathering time and a Memorial Service will take place at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers or donations please donate to a charity of your choice in Lois’s name.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Aspirus Seasons of Life Hospice House.
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