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Thursday May 6th, 2021
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Lois Jane Parson

Lois Jane Parson, age 90, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Lois was born April 3, 1931, in Jackson County, Missouri to Mary E. “Betty” (Wertecet) and Lester S. Parson. Lois graduated from Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Missouri, attending Draughn’s Business College, Springfield, Missouri, after graduation. She then worked for a short time at Marx Clothing Company on St. Louis Street before beginning at Meeks Lumber Company. Lois started as a personal assistant to owner/founder Charles C. Meek in 1954, and retired from her position as Executive Assistant to Terry Meek in 2015, after 61 years with the company. She was a valued employee and a cherished “family” member to the entire Meek family. Lois enjoyed traveling, attending Lady Bears’ games and dining out with family and close friends. She also found pleasure in flower gardening and baking special desserts for family gatherings. Lois was a longtime member of Ozark Christian Church, Ozark, Missouri, serving many years as Treasurer of the Board, and as a Trustee. She also served in various other capacities and on church committees throughout the years, but especially enjoyed church dinners and being able to socialize with the other members. Survivors include her aunt Kathryn Parson; cousins Sharon (Tom) Barrow, Marvin (Nancy) Parson, Bonnie (Terry) Stine, Bill Parson (Wanda Rogers), Cheryl (John) Wright, and Gina (Donnie) Moseby; a host of extended family and friends, including her best friend of almost 70 years, Rosie Fellin. Lois was preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to thank The Manor at Elfindale staff for the loving care given to Lois over the past two years. A private family graveside service will be held at Pembina Cemetery, Rogersville, Missouri. Friends may drop in from 4-6 P.M. Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ozark Christian Church, 1200 E. McCracken, Ozark, Missouri 65721, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Lois was so very welcoming and kind to our family. As relatives of the Meeks, we got to know her a bit as family as well. What an angel.

David and Susan Pomerenke May 8 2021 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy,

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Lois was indeed a family member to the Meek family and we all loved her and appreciated her so much. I will always remember her delicious deserts and treats she brought to our Christmas celebrations! She spoiled all of us Meek kids with attention and affection! After I moved away to New York, a trip home to Missouri always included a lunch out with Lois which she always insisted on treating us too. She knew all of my kids as well and loved them too. My favorite memory of Lois was when she and Rosie visited us in New York and we had such a wonderful time seeing all the sights and going to the plays. She loved Kinky Boots! Lois was very dear to our whole family and she will be greatly missed. Sending my condolences to her whole family. We love you Lois and Rest In Peace.

Annie Montgomery May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Lois family and to Rosie. I loved Lois and will always hold her memory close to my heart. With love,

Annie Meek Montgomery May 6 2021 12:00 AM

We love you Lois. You are a wonderful person and a mother to us all. Love, Mike, Terry, and Bill

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Thanks for all your help and friendship Lois. We love and miss you. Love, Terry and Mary Kay

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It was with great sadness our family heard of Lois's passing yesterday. She was an invaluable support for our father in his business, and a second mother to myself and brothers, Terry and Bill, subsequent to our mother's death in 1962. My late wife, Joan, used to love trips to "the farm" with our two children, and visiting with Lois's mother, Betty. The kids were always verily impressed by their garden and always looked forward to going there when we were back in Missouri. It was their first exposure to corn actually being grown on the stalk. Since I knew nothing about accounting or keeping books, Lois was always on top of mine and, I'm sure, was primarily responsible for keeping me out of jail back in the day. I recall remembering her as "the enforcer" every March and April as she was always sure to follow through with my dad's insistence that I get may tax data in on time, and assure that the tax returns were submitted in a timely manner. She and Joan shared a special bond with their mutual faith and Joan used to always very much enjoy attending church with Lois at the Ozark Christian Church, and reminisced frequently about her trip back to Springfield for Betty's funeral at the church. Lois was always so very poised, empathetic, and caring. I never say her angry, and she was always so very optimistic. Always refreshing to be around. Lois has inspired many, many treasured memories for our family, and our deepest condolences to her family, and to Rosie Fellin. The Sacramento Meek family, Mike, Joanna and Jason.

Michael E. Meek May 5 2021 12:00 AM

"Lois Parson" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her!

Michael E. Meek Family May 5 2021 12:00 AM

Lois was a dear person and a wonderful employee. I was lucky to share her with brother Terry before I moved to California and she was as good as they get. Or, as some would say "they don't make them like that anymore." Her accounting and writing skills were much better than mine and she would always edit what I wrote and make it so much better. One memory I have was that she always kept "Papa Candy" in her desk drawer. When we would visit with my two girls they would always look forward to a special treat from Lois. And she always came through. I missed her so much after moving to California but fortunately I found a gem there and she and Lois became good friends through the phone. Believe me they had plenty to share through the messes I would make. We all will miss her and appreciate the positive influence she had on me and my girls. Goodbye sweet Lois! Bill Meek

Bill Meek May 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Lois for everything! Bill

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