Lois M. Hitchner, “Lo Lo,” age 94, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on the McComb, Ohio family farm on June 25, 1923 to Harry and Inez Moorehead.
Lois was a 1941 graduate of McComb High School and also Davis Business College. She worked several office jobs then was employed for years at the Libbey Owens Ford Employment Office in Rossford, Ohio. Lois really enjoyed her job there and was a well respected secretary to Dale Kuhlman, Jim Hagemeyer and Tim Stapleton until she retired on April 1, 1988. Lois’ family would like to thank her bosses and co-workers at LOF who became her life long friends.
After retirement, Lois became caregiver to the Sladky and Dariano families. She loved being their children’s caregiver and watched them grow from babies to young adults. Both families treated Lois more like family and that meant a great deal to her.
Over the years, Lois became known as the “Birthday Card Lady” and her address book was full of names and birthdates of family and friends. She especially enjoyed sending the children a Birthday card with a $2.00 bill in it.
Lois’ family would like to extend a very special thank you to two families that they will never know. Due to their generous beliefs about organ donations, Lois received cornea transplants that saved her eye sight. Because of having Fuchs Dstrophy she was in need of two cornea transplants which were done on April 12, 1994 and March 15, 1995. These transplants saved her sight and she was able to see her great-grandchildren being born and watch them grow up.
Due to dementia, Lois became a resident at Heartland of Perrysburg and then under the care of Heartland Hospice. She was taken care of by some very special people and her family would like to sincerely thank them for the TLC she received and for the support also given to them.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Richard Hitchner; brothers, Morris and Ted Moorehead; nephew, David Terry; and brother-in-law, E. Dale “Red” DeMars. Lois is survived by her daughter, Mary Hogan; sisters, Rachel Terry, Marcella DeMars; granddaughters, Julia (BC) Helton, Becky (Brandon) Johnson and Lynne (Peter) Hogan-Kuntz; great-grandchildren, Anthony Brown, Alison Piasecki, Emma, Olivia and Madeline Helton; nephews, Frank Terry and family and Philip Terry and family; Mary Schroll and other Moorehead relatives. She was also known as “Aunt Lois” to Tina Hoxworth and family and to TJ Aunger and family. She was also still considered to be Aunt Lois by Donna Hitchner and to many of the Hitchner families.
As according to Lois’ wishes there will be no funeral services and a private burial will be at the Union Cemetery in McComb, Ohio.
Memorial contributions for Lois may be made to the Cherry Street Mission or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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