Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Lois M. Joseph, 84, Lima, died at 12:35 p.m. Nov. 10, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Rockford, to Waldo and Mae Book Thomas.
On Nov. 11, 1956, she married Eugene A. "Gene" Joseph, who died June 26, 2010.
Survivors include a son, Tim E. (Lori) Joseph, Norcross, Ga.; four grandsons, Alexander (Kelly) Joseph, Simpsonville, S.C.; Christopher (Sarah Rhodes) Joseph, Annapolis, Md.; Anderson (Kathryn) Joseph, Columbus, Ga., and Samuel Joseph, Laramie, Wyo.; three brothers, Jim (Jean) Thomas, Rockford; Carl (Mary) Thomas, Columbus, and Wayne (Connie) Thomas, Bowling Green; and a sister, Eunice (Glen) Richardson, Lima.
She was preceded in death by a son, Greg Joseph, and three sisters, Jeanette (Don) Hellwarth, Betty (Maurice) Simpson and Joan (Fred) Hasis.
She was a graduate of Mendon-Union High School and was a homemaker, loving mother and wife. While her children were young she was a Cub Scout den mother and was very involved in the Bath School PTO. She enjoyed reading, writing, traveling, square dancing and spending time with her family at their summer camp in Coldwater, Mich.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Chapel Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, the Rev. Tim Benjamin will officiate. Burial of cremains will be at Bluelick Cemetery.
Calling is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Lima Public Library or the American Cancer Society.