Lois M. Tredway

Lois M. Tredway, 82, of Parsons died at 9:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Elmhaven East nursing home in Parsons.

She was born Oct. 30, 1938, at home just northeast of Dennis to Eldred C. and Elsie M. (Ginn) Phillips. She attended Pleasant Hill School and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1957. On Dec. 25, 1956, she and Roy T. Tredway Jr. were married at Pleasant Hill Church.

Lois had been a leader for several clubs, including 4-H and Boy Scouts in Parsons and Girl Scouts in Rhode Island. She was an ombudsman for the Navy Wives Club of America and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary for over 30 years.  

She was a cook in a high school and worked at a large daycare in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Her husband died on Sept. 20, 1983. After his death she became a certified dietary manager and worked at Elmhaven West for 16 years.

Her family was very important to her, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included crocheting, doing puzzles, reading westerns and bingo.

Surviving are two sons, James Tredway of Parsons and Kenneth Tredway of Mitchell, South Dakota; three daughters, Linda Lamb of Parsons, Terri Swearengin (Randall) and Deborah Baldwin, all of Parsons; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Phillips (Betty) of Oakley; a sister, Kathryn Shanholtzer of McCune; and a sister-in-law, Carol Stover of Parsons.

Preceding her in death was her husband; her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Pete Kolb; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sharon Phillips; brother-in-law, Charles Shanholtzer; her husband’s parents, Roy T. Sr. and Margaret (Coover) Tredway; her husband’s sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Merle Davis; three grandsons, Kenneth Tredway Jr., Robert Michael Burgener III and Gregory Wertz; and her brother-in-law, Pat Stover.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Cemetery northeast of Erie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Elmhaven East activity fund or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online messages may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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