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Obituaries

February 28, 2014

Lois Kauffman

WASHINGTON — Lois L. Kauffman, 90, of Washington, died Feb. 25, 2014, at the Parkview Home in Wayland following a short illness.

Lois was born February 16, 1924, in Washington, the daughter of Edward and Eva (See) Nelson. She attended Walnut Country School and graduated from Washington High School. Lois later attended Washington Jr. College in Washington. She was united in marriage to Edward L. Kauffman on Nov. 26, 1941, at St. James Church in Washington.

Lois lived most of her life south of Washington. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband with the farming operation. In her earlier days, Lois worked at Winga’s Restaurant and Brigham Young’s TV Lab. She later was an Avon representative and Home Interior representative for several years.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Y Women. Lois enjoyed entertaining and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed baking, cooking, playing cards and dancing. She especially cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lois is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Pilcher and husband Bob of Ottumwa; daughter-in-law, Juanita Kauffman of Washington; daughter-in-law, Vicki Ropp and husband Myron of Kalona; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and 13 stepgreat great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2006; two sons, James in 1988 and Kenneth in 1992; and two brothers, Carl and Lloyd Nelson.

Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Washington; Fr. Troy Richmond officiating. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.

Visitation with the family and prayer services were held Thursday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home.

Memorials have been established for St. James Church or a general memorial.

Online condolences may be sent for Lois’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

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