Lois O'Clair

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Lois O'Clair

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois O'Clair, 97, of Spencer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. O'Clair passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, in Sheldon.

Lois Thelma O'Clair, the daughter of John Freeman and Emma Alice (Damstrom) Eaton, was born June 6, 1912 in Webb. Her childhood years were spent in the communities of Cornell, Marathon and Webb, where she received her education.

Lois married Claude Tipton O'Clair on July 7, 1929 in Spencer. Following their marriage, Lois worked as a midwife, hung wallpaper and painted. Following the birth of her children she was a homemaker that loved raising her family and having summer camp for her nieces and nephews. She later was the head chef at Vacation Village for 15 years.

Lois was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer and was active in various women's circles and groups. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Tops Ladies 356, the Eagles, and volunteered at the Spencer Hospital and visited nursing home residents.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Tipton O'Clair; her parents, John Freeman Eaton and Emma Eaton; daughter, Joyce Jeannette; brothers: Clint, Dwight, Lester and Leo Eaton; and three sisters: Ruby Polley, Reva Mae Huffman and Elsie Miller.

Lois is survived by her children: Claude Darrel and Charlott O'Clair of Spokane, Wash., Richard A. and Karen O'Clair of Matlock, and Valerie EauClair and her husband, John Sadowski of Bellevue, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Huffman of Sioux Rapids.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.