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Lois Endersby

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lois Elizabeth Endersby, age 92, of Papillion, Neb., and a long time resident of Sioux Rapids, passed away of natural causes on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Papillion Manor.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Sioux Rapids.

Interment took place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.

Lois was the daughter of George and Verna (Hartman) Brown and was born April 14, 1916, in Dawson, where she spent her childhood.

After she graduated from high school in 1934, she attended York College and the University of Iowa, graduating in 1938. Also in that same year, on Aug. 16, she married David E. Endersby, who was still a student in the college of dentistry. The following academic year, she taught school near Iowa City and in 1940, following David's graduation, they moved to Sioux Rapids, where Dr. Endersby practiced dentistry for the next 59 years.

Lois moved from Sioux Rapids into a retirement community in Milford, Iowa in 2004 and later to Papillion in 2007.

Lois was active in numerous church and civic clubs, including: Eastern Star, Women's Federated Club and Campers on Mission, as well as being a founding member of the women's prayer group in Sioux Rapids. She taught piano and electric organ to many area students. She was the pianist at her church for many years and sometimes directed the church choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; her husband of 69 years; and one great-granddaughter, Kathryn Mills.

Lois is survived by her three children: Lorna Burgeson and husand, Rodney of Spirit Lake, Elizabeth Urbanos and husband, Dennis of Omaha, Neb., and Dick Endersby, and wife, Linda - also of Omaha; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Friends who wish to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Sliefert Funeral Home website: www.sliefert.com