Lois Irene Harmon was born on April 26, 1932, in Rock Port, Missouri. She was the daughter of Isaac and Gladys (Horsington) Moody.
She grew up in and attended school in Rock Port and graduated from Rock Port High School with the Class of 1954.
On August 12, 1954, she became the wife of Donald L. Harmon. They were married in the Rock Port Baptist Church. After their wedding, Lois and D.L. made their home in Fairfax and they spent their entire married life in the Fairfax community.
Lois worked as a cook at the Fairfax R-3 School for 43 years. She also worked in local restaurants, especially the Dairy Diner during the summer months. Lois was a gracious person and she usually had a comment to make but was never rude or hateful.
After D.L.’s death on June 1, 1997, Lois continued to live in their house until 2009 when she moved to Rock Port to be closer to her great-nephews.
She is survived by: nephew, Danny (Lita) Perry; niece and special friend, Kim (Kurt) Tanner; niece, Louise Perry; great-nephews, Devon (Madison) Perry and their children, Addison and Daxon, Kade (Kaylee) Perry and their children, Kaden, Kinsley, Kylie, and Kyler, Dawson Mertens, Jason Perry, and Chris Freeman and his children; great-nieces, Tayha Lawson and children, Lena and Ember, and Shelley ( Ken) Eaton and their children; along with many special friends and co-workers.
Lois enjoyed being an active part of her nephews’ lives and was always a huge supporter of them in the sports stands.
She passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at the age of 88 years, 1 month, 12 days.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, D.L.; sister, Marie Perry; nephew, Jerry Perry; and niece, Sandra Lawson.
Graveside service and interment were held Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fairfax, conducted by Rev. Andy Braams. Memorials may be directed to the nephews in care of Schooler Funeral Home to replace a swing at Fair Oaks Senior Housing in Rock Port.
Services were under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax.