Lois M. Towns

Lois M. Towns, age 99, died on July 8, 2020 at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born on July 31, 1920 at Ness City, the daughter of Ronald & Phoebe (Lamourex) Snyder. She married Harry B. Towns on September 3, 1939 at Scott City.


Lois graduated from the Venus Cosmetology School in Wichita. She returned to Ness City to work in a beauty shop. She was a cosmetologist for over 50 years. She moved to Garden City in 2006. Lois was a member and past Deacon of the First Christian Church in Dighton and attended the Community Congregational Church in Garden City. She also belonged to the As You Like It Club, Lane County Saddle Club, and EHU in Dighton. She was a 4-H Leader in sewing and cooking and enjoyed playing bridge, going to horse races and, especially attending and watching PBR Bull Riding events.


She is survived by three daughters- Beverly (Don) Schmalzried of Harlingen, Texas, Billie (Deverne) Cartmill of Garden City and Becky Braswell of Sapulpa, Okla.; son-in-law- Larry Foos of Sapulpa, Okla.; sister- Grace Hessman of Hutchinson; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter- Barbara Foos; son-in-law- Tom Braswell; brother- Robert Snyder; two sisters- Naida Moeder & Ona Merle Stecklein; and in her later years companion- Nick Ortiz, Sr.


The family will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. July 11, 2020 in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Finney County Senior Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garanandfuneralhomes.com