Lois M. Sutherland, daughter of the late Orville C. and Lottie (Covelle) Swan, was born on February 10, 1922 in Anderson County, Missouri, and departed this life on Friday, October 15, 2010, in Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri, following a long illness. She was 88 years, eight months and five days of age.
Lois grew up and attended school in Anderson County. She graduated from Caney High School in Caney, Kansas, in 1940. Lois worked as a clerk during World War II at the Independence Air Force Base, where she met and later married to Lester Sutherland on February 15, 1946 in Shidler, Oklahoma. Three children were born to this union. Mr. Sutherland passed away on April 28, 1997.
Lois enjoyed taking trips to the lake, fishing, reading and crocheting. She was also an avid M.U. fan and liked to play cards with her friends.
She was a loving and caring homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Swan.
She is survived by her two sons, Larry Sutherland of Carthage, Texas, and Gary Sutherland of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; her daughter, Linda Brown and husband Dan of Blue Springs, Missouri; one brother, Carl Swan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lois Sutherland were held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Song selections were “Peace In The Valley,” “Far Side Banks Of Jordan,” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.” Pallbearers were David Harris, Lee Davis, Dan Brown Jr., Justin Sutherland, Doug Shannon and Jon Smith. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.