Lois Ann Eversmeyer, 85, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Wellsville Retirement Community.
Graveside funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Franklin County Cancer Foundation c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14 , Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
She was born Oct. 15, 1934, in rural Wellsville, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph W. Batdorf and Blanche (Fisher) Batdorf. Lois attended the Briles one room schoolhouse in Franklin County as a child. She graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1951 at the age of 16. She then attended Kansas State University for two years earning her teaching degree.
Lois taught for one year at Davey Rural School, west of Ottawa after graduation. She then spent most of her life helping her husband, Ray, on the family farm. Lois also worked for Montgomery Ward in Lawrence, Kansas, for 15 years as a bookkeeper. She also sold Avon for many years.
On June 20, 1953, Lois was united in marriage to Ray Eugene Eversmeyer at North Baptist Church in Ottawa. They shared 63 years of marriage until the death of Ray in 2016.
Lois was always a wife and mother first. She loved her family and it showed to everyone who knew her. Ray and Lois spent many summers in Utah hunting rocks and exploring the beautiful country. Lois also loved her trips to Branson, Missouri, and to Silver Dollar City.
She is survived by a daughter, Rayann Eversmeyer, Ottawa, Kansas; sister, Beth Chambers and husband, Tom, Wellsville, Kansas; two nieces, Debbie Regier and husband, Pat; Marie Stewart and husband, Larry; and a nephew, Dean Chambers and wife, Alexis.
Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Eversmeyer; her parents, and two infant daughters, Joyce and Jane Eversmeyer.