Lois Shotwell, 91 of Graceville passed away, Friday, June 7, 2013 at the home of her son in Naples. Mrs. Shotwell was born in Woodbury, NJ on Sep. 25, 1921, living in Graceville since 1972. Ms. Lois served as Secretary and Registrar for the late Dr. Walter Draughon at the Baptist Bible Institute 1973-1987. A member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church in Graceville, where she enjoyed her "Gleaners" Sunday School Class, WMU, Twix and Tweens, and the Ladies Exercise Class. She also participated with a local group of ladies regularly to play Dominoes and other games. Quoted from a close friend of the family, Mrs. Shotwell, "What a beautiful expression of the reality of Christ was seen so visibly and tangibly in you!"
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Proceeded in death by her husband, Clark H. Shotwell, Sr. and parents Frank and Stella Haibach Guba, Sr.
Survived by her children, Clark H. "Chip" Shotwell, Jr., and wife Karen, Naples, and Dr. Barbara "Bobbi" Sheffield and husband David, Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Frank Guba and wife Jane, Ft. Lauderdale; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Graceville with the Rev. Tim Folds officiating. Burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., also Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Flowers are accepted or those wishing can make memorials to the Baptist College of Florida 5400 College Drive Graceville, FL 32440 or First Baptist Church P.O. Box 565 Graceville, FL 32440. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 19, 2013