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Lois Stewart

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Lois Ellen Stewart, 90, passed from this earthly life and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She had resided at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran for the last few years.
Lois was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in Hutchison, the daughter of Andrew and Elsie Mae Jackson Gillispie. Lois was married to Delbert Lorraine Stewart, Bronson, on April 22, 1944. To this union three children were born: Larry Dean, Stephen Mark and Carol Elaine. Lois and Delbert lived and farmed in the Bronson area for more than 45 years. Lois was a devoted farmer’s wife and enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was known for wonderful pie making and made many pies over the years for the Hope Chapel Assembly of God Church where she was a long-standing member. She was employed by IMP Boats in Iola for over 25 years.
Survivors include her children, Larry Stewart and wife Linda, Bronson, Mark Stewart and wife Kathaleen, Bronson, Elaine Lackrone, Nixa, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Tracy Stewart, Jennifer Polley, Matthew Lackrone, Jonathan Lackrone, Luke Lackrone, Megan Felt and Travis Stewart; 13 great-grandchildren, Eric, Levi and Tanner Stewart, Haley, Micah and Hartley Lackrone, Emily and Joshua Lackrone, Ada Lackrone, Blair Felt and Matthias Stewart; a sister, Doris Garrett, Adrian, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert, on March 2, 1993; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Stewart; a son-in-law, Rev. Marshall Lackrone; a sister, Lucille Bruner; and a brother, Andrew Gillispie.
The Rev. Waylon Ingle and Pastor Dale Johnson will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Burial will follow in Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Hope Chapel Youth Ministry and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 501 Pine, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, KS 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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