Gertie Atkinson

December 21, 1935 ‒ April 01, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Gertie “Lois” Atkinson, 80, of Galion passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Galion Hospital.

Born December 21, 1935 in Banner Springs, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Lester S. and Edna Mae (Brown) Hall. She enjoyed 59 years together with Denton Atkinson whom she married on April 10, 1957 and he survives.

She attended Gospel Baptist Church in Galion. Lois worked for many years at the former Monroe’s Laundry, Tiger Cleaners, Smith’s Laundry Basket and most recently Easy Clean, all in Galion. She loved spending time with family and friends, reading, baking and cooking great meals for all to enjoy while laughing and reminiscing about the good times that filled her life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Debbie (Mark) Lauffenburger of Poquoson, Virginia; grandsons Nathan (Katie) Lauffenburger, Jason Lauffenburger and Jesse Lauffenburger, all of Virginia; sisters Joyce Conley of Ontario and Eula “Dude” (Ron) Smith of Galion; brother Ernie Joe (Marcia) Hall of Galion and sister-in-law Diane Hall of Galion.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister Nellie Vaughn, brother Lester Cleo Hall, brothers-in-law Michael Conley and Cordell Vaughn and sister-in-law Janetta Hall.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, 118 South Market St. Galion, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Lois Atkinson, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Lois was always so sweet and so pleasant. She will be greatly missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Gertie Atkinson Family. In this time of sadness, may you feel the gentle arms of our Lord around you and holding you close. You are in thoughts and prayers.
    Dave & Bonnie Edwards, Gospel Baptist Church

  • To the family of Gertie Atkinson. So sorry to hear about your loss. Death is an enemy that we will never get used to. The heartache and the pain can be very great. We all yearn for a time when death will be no more. The bible provides us with comfort at Revelation 21:4, where it tells us that ‘death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.’ We look forward to a time when all these things will be done away with.

  • To the Hall and Atkinson Families,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Lois.
    The Ron Nelson Family