Lois H. Clawson, 88, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at her home in rural Jamestown.
Lois was born April 3, 1933, at Fithian Illinois, daughter of Guy and Leona (Arnold) Ludwig. She married Harold Clawson on Sept. 12, 1954, at the Thorntown Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two children, Devon (Kathy) Clawson and Gerald (Janet) Clawson; sisters, Patricia Owens; step-grandson Thadd (Laura) Haltom and three step-great-grandchildren, Ava, Weston and Ethan Haltom; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Robert and Lloyd Ludwig; and sister Winifred Bush.
Lois was a 1951 graduate of the New Ross High School in which she was the salutatorian. She attended Purdue University for a short course in home economics after graduation. Later in her working career she also took computer classes at Ivy Tech. She worked a short time for the Indiana Bell telephone company, then from 1953-1968 worked part-time at First National Bank of Crawfordsville. Then in 1968 became full-time and worked through the banks transition to Bank One retiring in 1993 after serving 40 years at the bank. She was the Assistant Vice President in accounting services working with IRA and Savings Accounts. She also assisted her husband with bookkeeping at Harpel Seeds in Shannondale Indiana for many years.
She was a member of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church serving in various roles within the church.
Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. She was well known during her working career as a cake baker from simple sheet cakes to wedding cakes; baking in pans that her husband had made for her turning out moist and delicious cakes. She also truly enjoyed gathering with her family for a good meal and conversation.
Family and friends will gather Monday, Sep. 27 for visitation from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Tom Evans officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Following the service, Lois will be laid to rest at the Pisgah Cemetery in Montgomery County.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
You are invited to visit the website where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message www.strawmyerdrury.com.