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Lois Ruth Stamets Zanks


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Lois Ruth Stamets Zanks Obituary
POQUOSON - Lois R. Zanks, 91, of Poquoson, VA passed away on November 29th, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jack Zanks. Born in Carpentersville, NJ on September 2, 1925 she was the daughter of the late George Stamets and Rhoda Reimel Stamets. Lois was employed as a dental assistant from 1943 to 1948. She was married to the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, Jack Zanks in 1948. Together they moved to Hampton and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Hampton. She was a lifelong member of one of the Women's Circles where she enjoyed often hosting their Christmas gathering. She was a member of the Hampton Yacht Club. After retirement, Jack and Lois wintered in Florida and the Bahamas on their sailboat. Lois always found friends wherever she was. Most recently she enjoyed a wonderful group of friends from the Villas in Poquoson building many fond memories. Survivors include her children David Zanks and his wife Marsha of Poquoson, VA, Debbie Fisher and her husband Dave Fisher of Poquoson, VA, as well as Grandchildren Kristi Woody Parker, Shelby Zanks, Kelly Woody Schmidt, and Brayden Zanks. Great Grandchildren are Rachel Chattin of Clayton NC, and Tristan Parker of Yorktown, VA. Also surviving is her sister, Barbara Cappelletti of Phillipsburg, NJ. She was predeceased in death by her sisters Grace, Claire, Gertrude, and Arlene and brothers Ken, George, Richard and Leon Stamets. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 1st at the First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Avenue, Hampton. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Hampton Yacht Club, 4707 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Art League, 116 Lodge Road, Poquoson, VA 23662. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
Published in Daily Press on Nov. 30, 2016
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