Jul. 21, 1927 Old Town Penobscot County Maine, USA
Jul. 15, 2012 Richland Keokuk County Iowa, USA
Lois Bethards, 84, of 300 N. Richland St. passed away at 11:20 am July 15, 2012 at her home in Richland, Iowa.
Lois was born July 21, 1927 in Old Town, Maine to Oscar and Dorothy Chandler Briggs, but has resided with her husband in Iowa for the past 63 years.
She met and married her husband, Harry Bethards during world War II, and they have enjoyed a long and harmonious marriage of 67 years, most of it in Iowa where Harry had been an educator and Lois became well-know, having capably served as manager at Dickey's Paririe Home Restaurant in Ollie, Iowa for about 25 years.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Larry(Connie)Bethards of Greeley, Co and Dennis(Ramona)Bethards of Waterloo; two daughters, Sharon Bottorff of Kansas City, MO and Carol Bruton of Richland; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Caroline(Ken)Gromley of Lakeland, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Briggs. Lois will be missed by many, many people.
Her body has been cremated. Private services will be held. Memorials may be made to Iowa Hospice. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.