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Lois Mae Haller

April 10, 1950 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 71)


Lois Mae Haller of Middle Point, Ohio, died on Thursday evening, July 8, 2021 in Hospice care at Van Wert Manor from ovarian and brain cancer.  She was born in Defiance, Ohio on April 10, 1950 to Lem and Bea (Dreves) Haller.

If you knew Lois, your life was changed.  Her positive attitude made a lasting impression.  She was truly one of a kind.  Lois entered the gates of heaven having a rock solid faith and loving the Lord.  She was a member of the Van Wert First United Methodist Church, having volunteered in many positions.

Lois was a 1968 graduate of Tinora High School, received her BA at Defiance College, MA at Bowling Green State University and post graduate courses at the University of Dayton and Bowling Green State University.

Lois was a retired math teacher from Van Wert High School and a substitute teacher for over 30 years. She was very proud of her many students.  Lois was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers.  Her awards include receiving the JayCee Van Wert Woman of the Year in 1985 and the Golden Apple. She enjoyed playing the piano, hand bells, reading, book club, playing cards, her Bridge Club, traveling abroad, crafts, swimming, throwing pool parties, and wintering at her home in Alamo, Texas.

Lois is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Haller of Defiance, her brother, Tom (Cynthia) Haller of Ft Wayne, IN, and her sister, Cindy (Jim) Impton of Swanton.  She is also survived by nephews and nieces; Bob (Diane), Mike (Gwen), Diane, Steve and Kyle (Cami) Haller; Chris (Amber) and Bea Impton; 3 great-nephews, 4 great-nieces and 2 great-great-nieces, as well as her canine and best friend, Annie.

Lois was predeceased by her parents, Lem and Bea Haller, oldest brother, Jim Haller, and niece, Jamie Sue Impton.

Family and friends are welcome to attend her Memorial Service at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Brunersburg Cemetery located on Christy Road, 0.2 miles north of St. Rt. 15 in Defiance, Ohio.

Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.

Suggested memorials are to First United Methodist Church of Van Wert, the Van Wert Library, CHP Hospice of Van Wert, American Cancer Society for research,  or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Special thanks to her church family, great friends, neighbors, hospice and care workers at the Van Wert Manor for the many acts of kindness and care given to Lois.

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Memorial Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Brunersburg Cemetery
Christy Rd.
Defiance, OH 43512


First United Methodist Church
113 West Central Ave, Van Wert OH 45979

Brumback Library
215 W Main St, Van Wert OH 45879

CHP Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Center
6825 St Rt 66, Defiance, OH 43512,
Tel: 419-782-4131

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Charity of Donor's Choice

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