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Lois Virginia West

September 27, 1919 — June 16, 2022


Lois Virginia West, lifetime resident of Dundy County, died Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, McCook, NE. She 102 years old.

Born September 27, 1919 in rural Dundy County to Cloid and Edith (Burk) Lorance, the third of four girls. Lois attended Wauneta Schools, graduating in 1937 and went on to gain her teaching certificate and teach at local one room schools.

Lois married Arwyn West in 1945, at Stratton, NE. After Arwyn was discharged from the army, they made their home on the farm. Lois worked long days along side Arwyn, farming, ranching, milking cows and gathering eggs. Two sons, Franklin Arwyn and Garth Darwyn made the family complete. She lived by herself after Arwyn's death in 1993 at the family farm until she was 100 years old.

Lois devoted her life to her husband and sons and later, her 6 grandchildren. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardening. She canned beets and pickles to share at family dinners She made her own bread, treating the grandkids to buttered sugar toast upon request. Birthdays were sure to produce an angel food cake and she made the best fried chicken.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cloid and Edith Lorance; her husband, Arwyn West; her daughter-in-law, Kim West; her sisters and spouses, Erma (Kenneth) Kitt, Eunice (Bud) Crow and Margie (Junior) Kitt-Shackelford; her in-laws and spouses, Lois (Richard) May, Melba (Warren) Richter, Rawleyce (Danny) Rife, Mary Ellen (Bob) Dahnke and Ron (Julie) West.

Lois is survived by son Frank (Angie) West, Wauneta, son Garth West, Stratton; grandchildren, Casey (Kristi) Haarberg, Castle Pines, CO, Montana (Zack) Ringer, Chappell, NE, Jesse West, Wauneta, Nevada (Jason) Lytle, Culbertson, NE, Myles (Laura) West, Wauneta, Reese (Dakota) West, Wauneta and great grandchildren, Colten, Riatta and Sedar Ringer, Bailey West, Kashlyn Castillo, Milly, Milo and Myers West, Aiden and Oaklyn Lytle

Memorial Services will be the Wauneta Community Center, Wauneta Nebraska on July 15, 2022 at 3 pm (MDT)

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Lois name to the Stratton Rural Fire Department, Dundy County Rural Fire Department or the Wauneta Rural Fire Department.
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