Lois Gertrude Foell
1926 - 2021
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Lois Gertrude Foell

Springfield - Lois Gertrude Foell, age 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, after a short illness. She passed away peacefully at her care facility, surrounded by family. She was a long-time resident of Springfield, Missouri.

Lois was born on August 11, 1926, to Austin and Weltha (Gonce) Maples, near Highlandville, Missouri. She attended a one room schoolhouse in Tory Township, and graduated from Highlandville High School in 1944. She married the love of her life, Joseph Foell on August 11, 1949, in Springfield, Missouri. Lois dedicated her life to being a homemaker and mother.

Lois was a long-time member of Broadway United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy in life was taking care of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, walking, and loved to embroider.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, her sons, Joel, Arthur, and an infant son, James; her brothers, Glen Maples and James Maples. She is survived by her daughters Karen (Randy) Stiles, and Kathy (Jay) McIntyre, and her daughter-in-law Debbie Foell. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Leslie (Jordan) Beard, David (Bethany) Foell, Kayla (Tyler) Weber, Matthew (Lauren) Stiles, Eric (Haley Bridges) McIntyre, and Rachel (Bradley) Brandes; and four great grandchildren, Preston and Charlotte Beard, Rowe Weber, and Emma Bridges.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Fremont Senior Living Memory care unit. We are forever grateful for your loving care and compassion for our mother during her illness. We would also like to extend our thanks to Phoenix Home Health care.

There will be a private family-only funeral service under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home with internment at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ozarks Public Television, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897.

Lois was the best mother, mother-in-law and grandmother we could have ever had. We will miss her sweet smile, the way her face would light up to see us, and how she stood waving goodbye when we left. This is our final goodbye here, but we know she's with our Lord now and we praise God that we'll see her again one day.






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Published in News-Leader from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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