Lois May Garner
Lois May Garner, age 77, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 7, 2013, in Garden City, Kan.
She was a resident of Garden City for 48 years.
She was born on May 9, 1936, in Pueblo, Colo., to Charles and Georgia Stokes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Garner; her mother, Georgia Stokes; her father, Charles Stokes; and three brothers, Orville Miller, Thomas Stokes and Ronnie Stokes. She is survived by daughter, Robin Garner; sister, Carol Kiefer; sister, Judy (Dan) Juba; sister-in-law, Wilma Stokes; numerous nieces and nephews; and cousin, Lorraine Zabukovic.
She was a retired medical transcriptionist. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colo., and attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas. She was especially proud that her maternal grandfather, George W. Kounz, had been the pipe organist in the Methodist church in Pueblo, Colo., in the early 1900s.
Her favorite hobby was to collect the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel tapes, of which her family enjoyed listening to in their home on a daily basis. She enjoyed all her family. She felt that her main ministry on earth was intercessory prayer for others. She came to know the Lord as her Savior in the 1950s at Central Assembly of God church in Pueblo, Colo. Her husband, Harold, also accepted the Lord at Central Assembly of God church. They were married on June 5, 1960, at Central Assembly of God church. She and her family then moved to Garden City in 1965 and they attended the First Assembly of God church and then became members of the Word of Life church in Garden City, Kan.
A graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. All friends and family of Lois Garner and the Garner family are invited to attend this joyous home-going. Dan Juba will be officiating. Viewing will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Price & Sons Funeral Home. The Garner family requests that any donations be made to St. Catherine's Cancer Center in Garden City, Kan., in honor of breast cancer victims, survivors and research leading to a cure.
Price & Sons Funeral Home. 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846, (620) 276-2364, www.priceandsons.com.