Lois Derr, 94, formerly of Aurora, MO, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, MO.
She was born on June 4, 1918, near Dunnegan, MO, a daughter of James and Eunice (Goodrich) Goodwin.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Aurora, MO, where she was actively involved in various committees and activities. Lois worked as a Registered Nurse for many years, retiring as the Director of Nursing at the Aurora Community Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Philip Petiford and his wife Bonnie, of Syracuse, MO, and Mark Petiford and his wife Merle, of Santa Clarita, CA; four grandchildren: Tracey (Mike) Gengler, Amy (Randy) Bivins, Kristin and Kelly Petiford; four great grandchildren: Jacob, Kylee and Raef Gengler and Julianna Bivins.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Becky Cunnyngham and Pauline Goodwin; two brothers, Wendell Goodwin and Walton Goodwin.
Her body was gifted to A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Memorials may be made to the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1211 South Carnation Drive, Aurora, MO 65605.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Serving the family Rea Funeral Chapel.