Lois Maxine Fritts
October 31, 1925 – June 22, 2019
Funeral services for Lois Maxine Anno-Fritts will be conducted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Reverend Larry Lashley and Reverend Ken Krepps officiating. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers for Lois include David Stark, Little Jerry Stark, Ken Tallent, Tony Stark, and Jerry Stark. Her honorary pallbearers include Danny Epperson, Johnny Armstrong, Daniel Stark, and Donald Daniels.
Lois Fritts was born on Saturday, October 31st, 1925 in Preston, OK, the daughter of Clarence Eldon and Bessie Pauline (Ritchie) Anno. She grew up with her four brothers and three sisters, and graduated from Baggley High School in Tahlequah. She attended school at Bacone and obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing in 1960. She was attending the movies in Tahlequah one evening in 1946, and the restaurant across the street sold a bigger coke for the same amount of money. Never one to throw her money away, Lois walked across the street and was observed by a young man recently home from the war, Arthur Lee Fritts. He asked if he could walk her back to the movies and sit by her, 10 days and three dates later, they married. This union was blessed with 64 years and three children. Lois was a dedicated nurse and worked tirelessly to care for her patients at Muskogee General Hospital. When her shift was finished, she went home to care for her husband and children. Lois kept their home spotless and made the best home cooked meals ever, her coconut and chocolate cream pies were marvelous, and no one came close to her light as air biscuits, her pot roast and potatoes, and her fried chicken dinners were legendary! She was the consummate professional, always neat, tidy and on time. After she retired, she enjoyed camping with her husband and going to do a little fishing. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A Southern Baptist by faith, Lois attended the First Baptist Church of Okay and later Steeley Hollow Baptist. She was always available to do music ministry by leading the music and volunteered at Steeley Springs and Go Ye Village. Her husband Arthur passed from this life in 2009. Lois kept busy until her health no longer allowed her to remain at home. She moved into Eastgate Village in Muskogee and lived there until her death on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. She was 93 years old and will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Arthur, one son, Frank Edward Fritts in 2000, four brothers, Clarence Jr., Curtis, Steven, and Jesse Anno, and her two sisters, Carol Jean Anno and Martha Ann Anno, who died in childhood. She has lost two great grandchildren, Amanda Stark in 1986 and Dakota Wayne Stark in 2011, and twin great grandsons, Ian Allen and Owen Everett Hatcher.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Linda Lee Stark and husband Jerry of Tahlequah and Michael Arthur Fritts and wife Jo of Sand Springs, OK. She leaves one sister, Brenda Gean Lester of Tahlequah. She lives on in her 15 grandchildren, Sheila Fritts of Muskogee, David Allen Stark and wife Marissa of McAlester, Cheryl Dalene Tallent and husband Ken of Allen, TX, Daniel Lee Stark of Tahlequah, Steven Edward Fritts of Woodward, OK, Michelle Lynn Parker and husband Kyle of Magnolia DE, Rachel Louise Fritts of Tulsa, Charity Lynn Fritts, Laci Shaney Johnson, Summer LeDawn Clark and husband Brandon, Shelby Hatcher and husband Justin, Jerry Dale Stark II, Lotus Anna Stark, Katherine Malme Tallent, and Eli Joseph Tallent. She also leaves her adored great grandchildren, Tinnley and Brinnley Hatcher, Jace Clark, London Clark, Rehannon Johnson, Bralen Johnson and a new little baby Hatcher soon –to –arrive, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.
- David Stark
- Little Jerry Stark
- Ken Tallent
- Tony Stark
- Jerry Stark
- Danny Epperson, Honorary
- Johnny Armstrong, Honorary
- Daniel Stark, Honorary
- Donald Daniels, Honorary
Monday, June 24, 2019