Lois Arlene Poff, age 88, of Ashley, MI, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Lois was born in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1931, the daughter of Paul M. and May M. (Shetron) Myers. She graduated in 1950 from Enola High School, Enola, Pennsylvania. She married her high school sweetheart, Harold Kenneth "Pete" Poff on April 20, 1952 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Pete passed away on November 17, 2018.
Lois worked as an IBM key punch operator in Harrisburg, PA while her husband Pete attended Shippensburg State Teachers College. They then moved to Kirksville, Missouri where she ran a day care for children whose parents attended medical school. Later when they moved to Ashley she worked alongside her husband Pete for many years at the Ashley Clinic as the office manager.
She enjoyed knitting, crafting and golfing. She loved attending her grandchildren's and great grandchildren's school and sporting events. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI.
She is survived by her children: Cynthia Butler of Madison, NC; Douglas and Nancy Poff of St. Johns, MI; Mark and Tammy Poff of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren: David and Erin Poff, Danny and Abbey Poff, Matt and Monica Poff, Nick Poff, Casey and Karolynn Poff, Joey and Kristie Poff, Jenny and Brad Pruett, and Ashley Milhizer, 17 great-grandchildren and one more on the way. She is also survived by her sister Janet Kepler, brother John Myers, and niece Emily Stambaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Pete, son-in-law Shirley Butler, and sisters: Erva Mae, and Pauline.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 201 E. Cass Street St. Johns, MI 48879, Ithaca's Senior Activity Building, 1011 E. North St., Ithaca MI 48847 or Ithaca Community Food Pantry, 218 E. Newark St, Ithaca, MI 48847. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.