Lois Pauline Rich

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lois Pauline Rich, 95, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Monday, March 16, 2015, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab. She was born May 20, 1919, in Moundville, the daughter of James Roscoe and Evalena Pearl (Williams) Gotschall. On May 5, 1944, she was united in marriage to Robert Earl Rich and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2002.

Lois was a lifelong resident of the Nevada area, spending 23 years as a data processor for Farm and Home Saving and Loan. Lois also worked various places including Safeway and Kroger Grocery stores and at Wal-Mart for 10 years. When time allowed she and Bob always enjoyed camping in Branson. Lois was also accomplished in needlework.

Survivors include her brother, James Herbert "Herb" Gotschall, of Nevada; sister, Ada Edson and husband, Fred, of Muskogee, Okla.; granddaughter, Theresa; great-granddaughter, Amber; sisters-in-law, Allene Duzan, of Nevada, and Ella Mae Rich, of Rich Hill; nieces and nephews, Pat Griffin, Elaine Orear, Tammy McGarvey, Tim Gotschall, Frank Shrewsbury, Richard Shrewsbury, Fred Edson, and Ben Gotschall; and cousins, and other relatives. Of special mention are her dear friends, Jim and Judy Raney, of Nevada. Aside from her husband, Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Dorothy Shrewsbury; brother, Stanley "Pete" Gotschall; and stepson, Robert Earl Rich.

Funeral services for Lois Pauline Rich will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Visitation is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service also at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

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