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Sunset Hill Cemetery
Wednesday June 1st, 2016
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Lois G. Held

HALSTEAD – Lois G. Held, age 85, passed away May 29, 2016, at LakePoint of Wichita.  She was born in Wichita, on January 30,  1931.  On February 12, 1951, she was united in marriage to Jimmie Held.  They owned and operated Held’s Gas and Grocery in Halstead, for over 40 years.  They also raised sheep and she rescued over 1000 cats in her lifetime.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Held in March, 2010; a son Sammie Held in June, 2015; and 3 step-sisters:  Dixie, Shirley, Eva Joyce.  She is survived by her son Roger Held and his wife Kathy of Wichita; daughters:  Robin Stephens and her husband Chris of Sweetwater, Texas; Sandy Southern and her husband Bill of Peabody; and Martha Chastain of Wichita; a half-brother Barton White of Harrison, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Nell Endsley of Wichita.  Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until Service Time.  Interment will be in the Green Valley Cemetery, Furley.  A Memorial Fund has been established for Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S Main, Whitewater, KS, 67154.  Online  Condolences may be left at:  www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com.


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Aunt Lois was certainly the "salt of the earth". Her kindness, generosity and gentleness made a lasting impression on all of us that were around her. When you visited her you were always welcome and you knew that she cared about you. We will certainly miss this nurturing soul being around us. To my cousins, know that our hearts and prayers are with you as you mourn the lose of your wonderful mother.
Love, Calvin & Toni

Calvin & Toni Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM

I remember Lois so well growing up in Halstead. She always treated me nice and had a great sense of humor! My condolences to my friend Martha and the rest of the family.

Susan (Buller) Tomasino Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a nice lady, prayers for you all.

Margaret Argo (Collins) Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM