OBITUARY

Mrs Lois Benita Weese

August 10, 1942June 5, 2018
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Lois B. Weese, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Village Green Nursing Home in Greenville. Born in Scott County Robins, Tennessee on August 10, 1942 she was one of 4 daughters born to Lulla Mae Suter and the late Curtis Raines. Lois was a member of the Greenview Calvary Tabernacle in Dayton, Ohio and enjoyed going to singings at the church. She and her late husband, Harold, loved traveling. They visited Isreal more than 7 times, loved traveling to Tennessee and camping. She was a great cook, and all of her family members looked forward to the holidays and grandma’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and pies. Lois loved her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a caring and loving person, putting the needs of others before her own. She will truly be missed. She is survived by mother Lulla Mae Suter: children Pam & David Furlong; Scott & Rhonda Weese; Kim & Dave McMahan: grandchildren Jacob Furlong & fiancé Ashley; Briana & Dylan Meyer; Natasha McMahan; Tristin McMahan; Rylee McMahan: great-grandchildren Kasyn Weese; Coleson Meyer: great-great grandchildren Rayven Devilbiss; Donovan Devilbiss: sisters Mona Issacs; Brenda & Paul Dudding; Mary Nell Worthen: and all of the great friends at Greenview Calvary Tabernacle. Friends may call on the family from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Funeral service at NOON on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Pastors Tim Livingston and Jim Vaughn presiding. Burial Greenville Cemetery. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

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Mrs Lois Benita Weese

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Terry and Brenda Gilpin

June 9, 2018

Scott, Rhonda and family. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I worked with her at New Idea for a short time. she was always so friendly. You are all in our prayers.

Teresa Oswalt

June 9, 2018

I am grateful to have known Lois from Tabernacle. We both comforted one another when our husbands died and shared our faith. I am sorry for your loss. I regret that I did not know she had passed until late Friday night. You have my sumpathy.

Greg & Vera Murphy

June 8, 2018

Dear Pam, David, & Jacob,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We didn't know your mother very well but it is evident that she was a wonderful loving mother and grandmother. We are so sorry that we are unable to be with you but please know, you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

We love you!
Aunt Vera & Uncle Greg

Jim & Diane Manson

June 8, 2018

Pam & Dave, we are so sorry for your loss, and continue to pray for comfort during these difficult times for you and your family. Diane & Jim

Mark & Sherry (Baker) Echeman

June 8, 2018

To Pam, Scott, Kim andthe Family of Lois,
Where to begin? So many memories! From the years at the Skating Rink , to FRAM, then the hospital with Mom. Seems I've known Lois most of my adult life. She and Harold were the closest couple I ever knew. Devoted to each other, their children, their church and the rest of their family.
Please accept our Sympathy for the loss of your Mother, Grand-Mother, daughter, sister and loved one. She is now completely healed with the Lord, and taken her place beside Harold for eternity. Praying for Peace and Strength to your Hearts.

Teresa Smith Moorman

June 8, 2018

To Dave and Kim McMahon, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Dave and had the pleasure of working with Kim, where we became fast friends. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim McMahan

June 8, 2018

Kim McMahan

June 8, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mrs Lois Benita Weese was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Lois will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Curtis Raines and Lula Mae Suter.

      Lois was raised with three siblings, sisters Mona, Brenda and Mary Nell. Lois was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      On June 12, 1959 Lois exchanged wedding vows with Harold Arthur Weese at Grace Lutheran Church of Greenville, Ohio. Empathic and loyal, Lois was committed to making her new family happy.

      Lois worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Lois was blessed with three children, two daughters, Pamela Sue and Kimberly Kay, and one son, Scott Harold. Another blessing for Lois was the gift of five grandchildren, Briana Meyer, Jacob Furlong, Natasha McMahan, Tristin McMahan, and Rylee McMahan; four great grandchildren, Kasyn Weese, Coleson Meyer, Rayven Devilbiss and Donovan Devilbiss.

      Fortunately, Lois enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Lois worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was serving others and caring for them, in many ways. She was employed for many years at Fram Corp, Hobarts - Greenville and Community Meals on Wheels. Lois always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Lois enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits was that she loved cooking meals for everyone and sending cards to shut ins. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Lois found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included bowling in Greenville in a league. Lois was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so.

      Lois was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. So it is little wonder that she took an active role in her community, she helped with a Cancer Walk she participated in because she was a cancer survivor at that point.

      Lois’s faith was important to her. She was a member of the Greenview Calvary Tabernacle for many years. During that time, she and dad visited people in the hospital and was always a support in being with them.

      Lois enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Mom and dad loved going to Gatlinburg, TN, and they dearly loved going to & traveling to Israel with their church and friends.

      Lois is survived by her mother, Lula Mae Suter; children, Pam and David Furlong, Scott and Rhonda Weese, and Kim and Dave McMahan; grandchildren, Jacob Furlong and fiancé` Ashley, Briana and Dylan Meyer, Natasha McMahan, Tristin McMahan, and Rylee McMahan; great grandchildren, Kasyn Weese, Coleson Meyer, Rayven Devilbiss and Donovan Devilbiss; sisters, Mona Isaacs, Brenda and Paul Dudding, and Mary Nell Worthen. Services were held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Lois was laid to rest in Greenville Cemetery in Greenville, Ohio.

      Simply stated, Lois was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Lois leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Lois Benita Weese.


Grandma Suter – Lois’s mom -- Lois would always bring her meals or would take her out. She would also take me to see Mary Nell and we would go to the place Lois used to work.


Mona -- She remembers after Lois came to the Lord they used to talk on the phone about the Lord and how wonderful He is!


Brenda -- I remember going to Tennessee with Lois and Mona. When I got into the car, Lois had chocolate candy she tried to get everyone to eat it. We laughed all the way to Tennessee. Great Trip.


Shirley & Doc Blythe -- To Doc and myself, you were truly a special sister in the Lord to the two of us and our children. We can look back and say we cherish every moment e got to spend with you. Love and miss you, Doc and Shirley


Dwight Black -- Lois, I can’t help but smile when I think of what we have shared, those were truly special times.

Renee Hoblit – 7-25-18 -- Lois called me on a Wednesday morning & asked if I wanted to go to church that evening. I said yes & agreed to meet at her house because she wanted to drive. Lois was always early & I was always late. We often joked about it. At 5:45 PM I was getting ready to leave my house to meet with her and the phone rang just before I was leaving. It was Lois wanting to know if I was still going. I said I was just leaving my house & would be there shortly. Ten minutes later, my cell phone rang & she want to know when I was going to get there. I told her I was almost there. When I arrived, I could tell she was upset when I pulled into her drive, as she was waiting outside. She stomped past me & said we might as well not go because we’d miss most of the service. It was 5:55 & had forgotten that Wednesday service didn’t start until 7 PM. I reminded her that we had plenty of time to make the 7:00 service. I think I laughed all the way. She frustrated herself over the blunder. She said your never going to let me forget it are you? And of course, I said NO. We often teased each other over it. We were good friends and I miss her.


Pam – daughter -- Mom, my sweetest memories are ones where I got the learn from you how to cook and bake. I learned a lot from you especially “gravy making”…also, you always were so caring and giving of yourself. Thank you. You’ve shaped me into that person as well. I really enjoyed my trip to Israel with you and dad it was a memorable trip for me. I’m so glad we had our round trips to Gatlinburg, TN, first was with us then Kim, Rylee and myself. Had a wonderful time. And then lastly, mom, I was Blessed and fortunate enough to care for you when you couldn’t do it anymore. It was a pure delight and labor of love, that you installed within me to care and love. As a mother does for her child, her daughter did for you. Miss you and love you so much. Your daughter, Pam


Jacob Furlong – grandson -- I remember Grandma as being one of the biggest influences in my life. Both her and Grandpa helped me become the man I am today. Their strong faith in Christ coupled with their natural ability to care for others helped me see the truth in the gospel and with that the need to help others. Grandma reached others to Christ even when she couldn’t walk. She was someone who anyone could look to for living a Christ-driven life. I am so blessed to have had her in my life growing up. I look forward to seeing her and Grandpa in heaven again. Jacob Furlong – grandson


Sharon Bishop -- When I think of Lois, I think of love… love for her Lord, her family and her friends. She always opened her heart and her home to me when I was in Greenville. I will always cherish her memory.
Kathy Bowen – niece -- My Aunt: She was such an inspiration with her devotion to God, husband, children, family and church family. Always doing for others with a beautiful smile that will forever remain with me. Her niece, Kathy Bowen


Rhonda – daughter-in-law -- Memories of my mother-in-law, Lois Weese. Lois was a great cook. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t cook, bake or make that wasn’t good. She would always say “I don’t know how good it will be” and as always, it was delicious. She was always helping family and friends no matter what the need was, whether it was taking chairs out at the fair for Scott and I or taking me to the Dr for a migraine. I was blessed to have wonderful In Laws. Your love and kindness had no limit. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Your daughter-in-Law, Rhonda


Scott – son -- Memories of my mom Lois Weese. I couldn’t ask for a better or more loving mom. I miss talking to her everyday. I’ll remember my mom as a hardworking and giving woman who always put others before herself. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her family or friends. I always looked forward to the holidays for your bake beans. Nobody could make them like my mom. She was the best cook. I miss you mom. Your son, Scott

Briana – granddaughter -- Grandma, a golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to us he only takes the best. Holidays won’t be the same without your one of a kind pies and mashed potatoes but the memories throughout the years will help get me by. I love you and miss you. -- Briana


Kim - daughter -- Mom. There are so many words I want to say cause she was such an amazing mother, wife and grandmother. Mom always put someone’s needs before her own. I learned how to cook just by watching her. She was an amazing cook also. I will always forever have mom in my heart. Since the day she left us behind, a piece of me left with her. -- Kim