July 15, 1933 - July 3, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016 11:00 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Fune
Lois Louise Havens, 82, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 15, 1933 in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of Tim and Aletha Grace (Ballard) Knox.
Lois was a 1951 graduate of Catawba High School. She retired from Ranco and was a member of the Nation Chapel United Methodist Church. Lois enjoyed reading Amish stories, cooking, bird watching, and watching OSU football & basketball, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Olympics. Most of all, she enjoyed her faith, family, & friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Lynn) Blakeley and Jennifer (John) Picklesimer both of Marysville; her grandchildren, Nicholas (Alison) Blakeley and Jacob Picklesimer; her great grandchildren, Madelyn and Camden Blakeley; her sister-in-law, Maxine Knox; and her several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and special friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion Martin Havens; her daughter, Vickie Havens; her brothers, James Lamar, Bernard, and Edward Knox; and her sister, Martha Knisley.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 8, 2016 in the funeral home with Pastor Phil Rode officiating. Burial will follow in McConkey Cemetery, Catawba.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nation Chapel UMC, 13730 St. Rt. 56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
The death of Mrs. Lois Louise Havens is one of the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. My sincere Condolences to the Havens family on the loss of your dear loved one. May these words of Revelation 21:4 give you a measure of comfort and strength to endure during this time of grief and sorrow.
So very sorry for the loss of your mother Peggy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.