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Lois M. Hinsdale

July 2, 2015
Westfield Republican

On June 23, 2015 she left her earthly home to join her family and friends in her heavenly home.

On a hot, muggy July 28 th, 1927, Lois Marie arrived on the small farmhouse of William and Treasa Mae Lookinghouse Rhebergen to make her home. Lois spent her entire life in the town of Clymer, attending Clymer Central School and being the youngest member of the Class of 1944. She went to work at the Clymer Bag Company and remained there until she quit to stay at home and raise her family. In 1945, she married Minford Hinsdale at the Abbe Reformed Church in Clymer and together they raised their three children. Minford preceded Lois in 2000.

Lois has been a member of the Abbe Reformed Church and was active as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and other activities of the church while her children were growing up. She was also Superintendent of the Cradle Roll for nine years which included writing all the new babies and their parents into church records. Lois loved little children. She did babysitting in her home for many families. After her children were in high school, Lois went out to work at the Dutch Village Restaurant, cleaning houses and at the high school, Chautauqua Institution, and Peek 'n' Peak. Her most favorite job was being office manager of the Dairylea office in Clymer and in Erie, Pa. when it was located in Meadowbrook Dairy. She worked there for twelve years until it was closed.

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Lois M. Hinsdale

Lois enjoyed playing cards and did so twice a month with a group of friends where they met for dinner first. Earlier she had been a leader of the " Silver Tones ",a group of ladies playing the kazoos. They had a great time playing at Senior Citizen Luncheons, various parades and entertaining any group that wanted them. Lois also loved word seek puzzles and entered many of their puzzle contests but never lucky enough to win. Lois shared her home with " Emma ", her beloved cat who was sometimes the boss. She loved having her family come home whenever possible.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Hinsdale, a brother Larry Rhebergen, a sister Ardith Holthouse, and a sister-in-law Mary June Hinsdale.

She is survived by her three children David ( Renee) Hinsdale, Rebecca ( Bob ) Frazier, and Dennis Hinsdale. She was blessed with six grandchildren and their families, Afton Hinsdale, Julie Nagel, Jason ( Cym ) Nagel, Dustin ( Kimberly ) Damcott, Kyle ( Brynne ) Hinsdale, and Sarah ( Nick ) Schnarrs. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Sue Rhebergen.

Lois enjoyed going to church at both the Abbe Reformed and Clymer Hill churches where her mom and dad were the first couple to be married in that church after it was built.

The family received friends on Thursday, June 25 at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Main Street, Clymer from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral was held at the Abbe Reformed Church on Friday, June 26 at 11;00 a.m. The burial followed at Holland Cemetery.

Memorials can be made of one's choice to the Abbe Reformed Church, The Clymer Hill Reformed Church or the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.

 
 

 

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