Lois Lavon Ames

Private inurnment will be held on September 11, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas, for Lois Lavon Ames who died on September 1, 2014 at Brandon Woods.

She was born on born July 31, 1926 to Ira Earl and Sylvia Leona Mathew in Arkansas City, Kansas.

She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1944.

She worked at various part-time jobs prior to going to work at Capital Federal Savings in 1959, as a Teller and then a Secretary. She was offered a job at Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company as a Secretary to the Treasurer and went on to become a Vice President and Treasurer. She retired from the company in 1988.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, of 67 years; her parents; four sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughter, Paula and husband, Stephen Gaskill; son, Mark Ames and wife, Elizabeth Buhler Ames; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Lawrence Salvation Army.



5 Condolences

  1. Ruth Mitchel on September 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I ate lunch with Lois at Brandon Woods and she always told me if the soup was good. I admired her skill of making quilts for all the family. Remember all the wonderful memories of your folks enjoying the Junk Yard band. RM

  2. Jean O'Toole on September 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    It saddened me to hear of the death of your mother, Lois Ames. Please accept my sympathy. I am sure you have many good memories–and so does the Business Department of Lawrence High School. We had many good times and memories!

  3. Mary E. Gauthier on September 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Lois was a true friend. Lois and her husband, John, always made me feel like family. Thoughts to the family at this time. It is our loss also.

  4. Dulcy Green Spease on September 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I remember so many fun times at the Elks with your mother and dad, both were kind and gentle people. I miss those days!

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