Lois Mae (Merriman) Greeson (1928 - 2014)

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Lois Mae Merriman Greeson, 85, of Vandalia passed away on May 4, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral Services for Ms. Greeson were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Doug Wodkta officiating. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia, IL and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday, May 8. Memorials: Overcup Baptist Church or 6:35 Food Pantry in Vandalia.
Lois was born on May 15, 1928, in Sefton Township, Fayette County, the daughter of John and Rosa (Carson) Merriman. She was a former owner/operator Bouquet Flower Shop in Vandalia, manager of the Vandalia Holiday Inn in the 1970s and former owner/operator of Act 3 Beauty Salon in Burlington, N.C. She also was a founder of the Vandalia Soroptimist Club. She enjoyed cooking and fishing, especially with her grandchildren, and was a member of Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.
Lois is survived by her daughters, Nancy and her husband Ken Gebke of Vandalia, and Becky and her husband Paul Justad of Graham, N.C.; brothers, Jim Merriman and his wife Marilyn of Mobile, Ala., and Tim Merriman and his wife Lisa of Ft. Collins, Colo.; sister, Rosemary Gerkin and the late Dennis Gerkin of Vandalia; grandchildren Tammy and her husband Brian Westendorf, Ted Thompson and his wife Angie, and Abbey Thompson, wife of the late Todd Thompson, all of Vandalia; AJ Justad and his wife Laura of Los Angeles, Calif.; Anton Justad and his wife Erin of Jamestown, N.C.; Micah Justad and his fiancé Kristen of Lake Mary, Fla.; Andrew Justad and his wife Joshlynn of Graham, N.C.; Jahde Justad of Wilmington, N.C.; Keith Gebke and his wife Nina of Richview; and Todd Gebke and his wife Gennie of Belleville; great-grandchildren, Brandi and her husband Shawn Cripe, Brittany and her husband Tyler Ondes, Tyler and his wife Megan Westendorf, Dalton Goldsboro, Drake Thompson, Gracie Morrison, Lexie Morrison, Dalton Wehrle, Drew Thompson, Brandon Gebke and his wife Sarah, Caleb Gebke and his wife Jessica, Megan Gebke and Carly Gebke; and great-great grandchildren, Macy Cripe, Maddi Cripe, Thacker Cripe, Cayden Ondes, Colton Ondes and Harper Goldsboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Todd Thompson; granddaughter, Laura Wiss; and brother-in-law, Dennis Gerkin.







Funeral Home
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 7 to May 14, 2014
Published in The Leader-Union from May 7 to May 14, 2014
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