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Lois Mae Drees

May 23, 1939 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 80)


DREES, Lois Mae

Age 80, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at The Hospice of Dayton. Lois was born May 23, 1939 in Sidney, Ohio to Julius H. & Helen (Poeppelman) Koverman.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Raymond Hoying; her loving husband and best friend of 58 years, William H. Drees, who passed in December of 2018; son, Jeffrey Drees, who passed in March of 2018; in-laws, Thomas Heitkamp, Bill Gels, Norma & Tom Gaier, Ruth Drees, Eileen Drees, Ken Boerger and Janice Drees.

Lois is survived by three children, Bill Drees (Terri Rubins) of Butler Twp., Ann McPherson (Dave) of Butler Twp. & Scott Drees (Stefanee) of Vandalia; grandchildren, Bill S. Drees of Webster, Texas, Michael Drees of Columbus, Ohio, Ryan McPherson of Butler Twp. & Chad McPherson of Kernersville, North Carolina; her siblings & in-laws, Martha Heitkamp of Maria Stein, Mary Jean & Jim Heitbrink of Minster, Sister Jean Rene Hoying of Dayton, Diane Gels of Columbus, Dave & Helen Hoying of St. Patrick, Tom & Rosemary Koverman of St. Mary’s, Rita & Dennis Sollmann of Sidney; William’s siblings and in-laws, Louis Drees of Ft. Loramie,  Ray & Carol Drees of Ft. Loramie, Vernon Drees of Ft. Loramie and  Fred Drees of Russia; and by her extended family & many good friends.

For numerous years; while raising her four children, Lois managed Ledex Credit Union in Vandalia, Ohio.  Lois enjoyed relaxing with friends and family at Grand Lake St. Mary’s, Norris Lake, and in Siesta Key, Florida.  She had a beautiful smile and was pleasant to everyone she met. Service details mentioning that Lois was a member of St. Christopher Church for over 50 years.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. John Tonkin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 4, at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 East National Road, Vandalia. Interment will follow at Polk Grove Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass.

The family request no flowers. Rather, those who would be inclined are invited to make a donation in memory of Lois to either St. Christopher Church or The Hospice of Dayton.

Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home (Vandalia) is in charge of arrangements.




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