OBITUARY

Lois Clark Stalter

February 28, 1933April 4, 2018

Lois J. Clark Stalter, 85, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Lois was born on February 28, 1933 in Delhi to Lynn S. and Mildred (Truscott) Clark. She grew up on the family farm on Elk Creek Road with her brothers, David and Peter, and sister Celia. Lois loved being a farm girl and was proud to drive the team of horses in the fields for her father. She graduated from Delaware Academy with the class of 1951. She was the drum Majorette in the band and loved playing basketball and field hockey. She attended Green Mountain College in Vermont for one year, returning home to marry the handsome hired man from down the road. She and Kenneth H. Stalter , Jr., the son of Kenneth H. and Edith (McNair) Stalter Sr., were married on September 6, 1952 in Delhi. In 1955-56, Lois and their young son Kenny joined Ken in Germany where he was stationed in the Army. Upon their return to the states, they purchased a dairy farm on Rt. 357 in Franklin, where they worked hard and raised their family. Lois was the ultimate farmer’s wife. She did much of the field work and was an excellent herdsman. She was the best, most supportive mother and grandmother imaginable. She attended innumerable sporting events, concerts, plays and school functions of both her children and grandchildren. She always had a beautiful flower garden and gigantic vegetable garden. Lois loved to cook and bake and was always planning a get together “down on the flat” or “at the lake.” Lois and Ken were great collectors and spent many happy Sundays at the flea markets. They loved to travel and Lois was always planning the next adventure, whether it was a camper trip out West or taking friends to their beloved Switzerland. Lois and Ken loved the Franklin community and were involved in many things: Methodist Church Crusaders, floats at the Walton fair, Memorial Day parades, the historical society, Old Franklin Day. Lois had an extensive vintage clothing collection and for many years presented fashion shows for Old Franklin Day and many other groups. If you needed a costume for a play or Halloween you knew who to call. LoLo, as she was known to her beloved grandchildren, was the best grandmother in the world. The cousins spent many fun-filled happy days with LoLo and PaPa. Lois is survived by her daughter Lori and Scott White; her son Shane and Heather Stalter; her daughter in law, Janice Stalter; her grandchildren, Kenneth Stalter and Katharine Simmons, Kathryn and Michael Siedsma, Rebekah Stalter and Harinder Singh, Tyler White and Alexandra von Bieberstein, Lily Stalter, Kiah Stalter, Alex White, Troy White, and Mara Stalter; her great grandchildren, Owen Siedsma, Clark Siedsma, KC Stalter, Zoravar Singh, and another expected soon; her brothers, David and Reeva Clark, and Peter and Lauren Clark; and a sister Celia Clark. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth H. Stalter, Jr; her son Kenneth D. Stalter; her son Wayne C. Stalter; her granddaughter, Leah Stalter; and her sister in law Linda Clark. A memorial service will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1 pm at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Franklin. Burial will follow in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin. There will be no calling hours. The family would like to offer many thanks to the staff of AO Fox Nursing Home for their kindness and compassionate care of Lois. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may make them to either the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.bennettfh.com Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 2018
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Lois Clark Stalter

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Russell Rivenburg

April 13, 2018

My sympathy to the family for the loss of such a fine person. Before Lois was married I remember her taking me to see some baby rabbits found when her father was cutting hay near our Elk Creek home. Later I accompanied my parents to Lois' wedding. Some time later she and her husband invited my parents and me to her parents where slides of their time in Germany were shown, narrated by their son Ken.

Anne Burgin

April 12, 2018

Lois Stalter is the sweetest, kindest person that I have ever met! I remember all of her Fashion Shows, her caring words, and her ability to always see the light in all situations. I remember being at a square dance in the school in 1982, 8 months pregnant. She came over and gave strict orders that Marc was not to let me fall! She told me then that being a mother would change my life. She and Ken both had such wisdom! I know you will all miss her! I will, too! What a true lady!

Ron Oakley

April 12, 2018

Stalter family,
Sincere and heartfelt condolences from the members of the Franklin Doodlebug Club.

Wendy Fisher

April 10, 2018

Lois was such a wonderful woman. I am sorry to hear that she has passed away. My prayers are for your comfort at a time of such loss.

Anna and Norman Ritchey

April 10, 2018

Thinking of you... Prayers and Sympathy

Palmer Saunders Clark, Jr.

April 6, 2018

Remember Lois as a person of Courage and determination. Years ago when Frank and Norma Clark were working on the Clark ancestry remember the help Lois gave. Some how she came up with the information that the family came out of Wiltz County, England, Hamlet of Weeks. The family was Anglo-Saxon and emigrated to England around 1134. I pray a member of the family has kept the genealogical work she did.

FROM THE FAMILY