LOIS HELEN KENNEDY SEELIGER, passed from this life to join her Lord at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday February 21, 2012, on the third day following her eighty-eighth birthday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday February 23, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor Toby Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Lois will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service, where the family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lois was born February 18, 1924 in Chicota, a daughter of Cecil and Carrie Bertha Hodgin Kennedy. She graduated from Chicota schools, and received further training in Ponca City, Oklahoma in aircraft construction. She worked for the John E. Boyer Company in aircraft assembly, and later for the Douglas Aircraft Corporation from 1942 to 1944, doing her part in the war effort. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Paris, and was a LWML officer for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, was a wonderful seamstress and artist, and was adept in any sort of handwork, including crochet and embroidery. Her greatest joy, however, was her loving care for her family.
She married Norman A. Seeliger on December 27, 1944 in Perry, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2002.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Geraldine Kindschi, and a brother, Billy Joe Kennedy.
Lois is survived by three children, Elaine McDowell and husband Norris, of Powderly, Ronnie Seeliger and wife Sherri, and Beverly Olsen and husband Larry, all of Paris; four grandchildren, Tamara Patterson and husband James, of Durant, OK, Terry McDowell, of Austin, Monica Hagan and husband Chris, of Paris, Carrie Wright and husband John, of Euless; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Patterson, Adeline Patterson and Hannah Patterson, all of Durant, OK and Colton Hagan, of Paris; and a brother, Jay Kennedy, of Orlando, Florida; and a host of other family and friends.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast Texas, 211 Winchester Street, Tyler, Texas 75701; or to Grace Lutheran Church, 739 19th S.E. Street, Paris, Texas 75460.