STERLING – Lois Langley, 78, of Sterling, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at her home, after a 2-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Lois was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Dixon, the daughter of LeRoy and Naomi (Alter) LeFevre. She married Charles Verne Langley on Aug. 1, 1953. She attended Mound Grade School, and graduated from Polo Community High School, Class of 1952.
Lois was the secretary for 30 years at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, serving under three pastors. She also served for more than 10 years as treasurer of United Methodist Women and Trinity Women in Mission. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and Bible school, was part of Trinity Friends, and volunteered at PADS Homeless Shelter for 6 years. She loved her dog, Alazae.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Verne Langley; daughter, Michele (Bill) Van Buren of Morrison; son, Eric (Candi) Langley of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, Travis Langley, Allyson (Joel Krehbiel) Van Buren, Taylor (Marieo) Miniel, Erika Van Buren, Chayse Langley, and Autumn Van Buren; three stepgrandchildren, Alexis Bauer and Kylie and Zachary Pottorff; two great-grandchildren, Haylee and MaKenzie Miniel; two brothers, Eldon (Shirley) LeFevre of Oregon and Lyle (Karen) LeFevre of Dixon; two sisters-in-law, Pat LeFevre of Polo and Cheryl (Charlie) Stanfield of Sterling; brother-in-law, Ed Dittmar of Morrison; many nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Millie Johnson of Montgomery.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elaine Dittmar; and a brother, Leonard LeFevre.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
Memorials have been established to Trinity United Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society.
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