Lois May Garner, age 77, went home to be with the Lord October 7, 2013 in Garden City, Kansas. She was a resident of Garden City for 48 years. She was born on May 9, 1936 in Pueblo, Colorado to Charles and Georgia Stokes.
She was preceded in death by her husband (Harold Garner), her mother (Georgia Stokes), her father (Charles Stokes), and three brothers (Orville Miller, Thomas Stokes, and Ronnie Stokes).
She is survived by daughter, Robin Garner, sister Carol Kiefer, sister Judy (Dan) Juba, sister-in-law Wilma Stokes, numerous nieces and nephews, and cousin Lorraine Zabukovic.
She was a retired medical transcriptionist. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado and attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas. She was especially proud that her maternal grandfather, George W. Kounz, had been the pipe organist in the Methodist church in Pueblo, Colorado in the early 1900’s. Her favorite hobby was to collect the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel tapes, of which her family enjoyed listening to in their home on a daily basis. She enjoyed all her family. She felt that her main ministry on earth was intercessory prayer for others. She came to know the Lord as her Savior in the 1950’s at Central Assembly of God church in Pueblo, Colorado. Her husband, Harold, also accepted the Lord at Central Assembly of God church. They were married on June 5, 1960 at Central Assembly of God church. She and her family then moved to Garden City in 1965 and they attended the First Assembly of God church and then became members of the Word of Life church in Garden City, Kansas.
A Graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. All friends and family of Lois Garner and the Garner family are invited to attend this joyous home-going. Dan Juba will be officiating.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 1:00-8:00pm at the Price & Sons Funeral Home. The Garner family requests that any donations be made to St. Catherine’s Cancer Center in Garden City, KS. in honor of Breast Cancer victims, survivors, and research leading to a cure.