ULYSSES — Lois Marie Spencer, 93, died June 23, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. She was born April 5, 1926, in Stafford County to Clyde Walter and Jennie Mae (DeGarmo) Stimatze.
Lois grew up in Stafford and married Orval D. Spencer on March 29, 1944, in Hopewell. She called Grant County home for the past 60-plus years and partnered with O.D. on the farm—hauling grain to the elevator, driving tractors in the field and working on wells and sprinklers.
Lois is survived by her son, Eugene of Ulysses; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, O.D. Spencer; daughter, Judy Howard; four brothers, Carrol, Truman, Leon and Orban Stimatze; two sisters, Ruby Brickey and Opal Covey; and grandson, David Clark Spencer.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.