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Lois Ausmus, 73, of Bevier died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at her residence.
Lois was born on May 15, 1935, in Aledo, Illinois, the daughter of Henry Louis and Vada Pearl (Fetters) Dagenhart.
On February 23, 1952 in Kirksville, MO, she was united in marriage to Edward “Scotty” Ausmus. Lois was a member of the Macon United Methodist Church, the Monday Afternoon Ladies Bowling League, the Macon Flower and Garden Club, the Canasta Club, the Macon Flywheel and the Red Hat Society. She served as president of Mary’s Circle at the Methodist Church. She was also a member of the auxiliary for the Moberly Moose Lodge, the VFW in Clarence, the Elks Lodge in Macon and the Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon. She enjoyed her flower garden, playing cards, spending time with her family, grandchildren and Sunday’s with her great-grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Scotty; two sons, David Ausmus and wife Robin and Daniel Ausmus and wife Tonia, all of Macon; five grandchildren, Alison Evans and husband Joey, Kendra Ausmus, Dylan Ausmus and Kyle Ausmus, all of Macon, and Tyler Britt of Independence, MO; one great-grandson, Jerek Dean Evans; eight brothers and sisters, June Webb and husband Larry of Brookings, OR, John Dagenhart and wife Sue of St. Charles, MO, Shirley Hysell of Surprise, AZ, Dorothy Payne and husband LeRoy of Fort Madison, IA, Jim Dagenhart and wife Ann Mae of Kansas City, KS, Mary Willis and husband Bill of Novinger, MO, Nancy Winshell and husband Bob of Dove Creek, CO, Noreen Farris and husband Gene of Edina, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Donnie Dagenhart; and one sister, Linda Bowen.
Funeral services were Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Neal Lassinger officiating. Burial was in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation was Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch or the Samaritan Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.