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Lois M. DeWane

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Lois M. DeWane, 90, Woodstock, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home.

She was born to Elmer and Marion Myers in Sugar Grove. 

She was raised on the family farm. After the death of her father, she and her mother and sister moved to Belvidere where their brother was living. It was while in Belvidere that she met her future husband, Emmet J. DeWane. They were married June 9, 1951. Following the wedding, they settled in Woodstock where they raised their family and remained for the rest of their lives. 

She was a beautician and later a stay-at-home mother. She also worked at Woodstock Memorial Hospital for 15 years until her retirement. Her life’s joy was her husband, children and grandchildren. Her philosophy was “I’d rather laugh than cry,” and “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” 

Survivors include four children, Gary (Tracey) DeWane, Crystal Lake, Sherry (Dennis) Pribble, Harvard, Debra (Edward) Stewart, Woodstock, and Kelly DeWane, Woodstock; four grandchildren, Joshua Pribble, Jake Pribble, Veronica Stewart and Brian Stewart; a brother-in-law, John DeWane; and a sister-in-law, Mary (DeWane) Statter.

She was preceded in death by her husband June 19, 2000; her parents; a brother, Everett (Vera) Myers, and twin siblings, Darwin Myers and Dorothy (Edward) Young; brothers- and sisters in-laws Leo and Dorothy DeWane, Bernard and Arlene DeWane, Donald and Ann DeWane, JoAnn DeWane and Gen (Russ) Osmun.

The visitation and funeral were held Feb. 20 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.  Interment was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  

The family would like to extend a special thanks to JourneyCare Hospice and Katie for the wonderful care they gave to their mother. 

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney.

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