Lois J. Gahris, age 94 of Defiance, peacefully passed away with her children by her side on Thursday evening, September 17, 2020.
She was born on December 6, 1925 to the late Roy and Luella (Newton) Scheuerman in Defiance, Ohio. On December 1, 1945 she married Robert A. Gahris, who preceded her in death on November 27, 1995.
Lois was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She did volunteer work in various areas of the community. She worked at G.C. Murphy Company for over 25 years, and at the Defiance City Schools cafeteria. She was a member of the Pager Turner Book Club. Lois enjoyed flower gardening, and belonged to Twin Rivers Garden Club. She was an avid sports fan of the Defiance High School Bulldogs, and always listened to the games on the radio. Lois was extremely proud of her children and their accomplishments. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
Lois is survived by her children; Linda (Jon) Hay, Becky (Joe) Geiger, and Donald Gahris. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Sarah (Ruben) Torres, Matt (Kristy) Geiger, Jamie (Lisette) Hay, and Jennifer Hay, and great-grandchildren; Graham, Brendan, and Nolan Geiger, and Juliette, Colette, Jonathan, and Brianna Hay.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Scheuerman.
Family and friends may pay their respects at St. Paul's Methodist Church from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Monday, September 21, 2020 Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am on Monday at the church, with Pastor John Schlicher officiating. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, or Fort Defiance Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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