Lois A. Badger

July 23, 1946 ‒ June 19, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Lois A. Badger, age 68, of Highland Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on July 23, 1946 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of Laurence and Mildred (Brown) Rhoads. Lois was a 1964 graduate of Centerburg High School and was an active member of the Centerburg High School Alumni Association serving as secretary. She retired in 2007 after 30 years of employment as office manager for Modern Builders Inc.

She is survived by her children, Sonya Sheldon of Columbus and Spencer (Debbie) Sheldon of Mount Vernon, four grandchildren; Sidney Kennard-Sheldon, Kenzie Kennard-Sheldon, Rachel (Bryan) Barker and Cliff Grubb. She is also survived by four sisters; Sherry Davis of Mount Vernon, Rita (Karrick) McKinney of Mount Vernon, Joan (Ed Wright) Rhoads of Tucson, Arizona and Rhonda (Rod) Arter of Croton, numerous nieces and nephews and her canine companion, Maggie.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A gathering of friends will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Babcock Building at the Hartford Fairgrounds. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lois A. Badger.

Memorial contributions in Lois’s name may be made the Centerburg Alumni Association where a scholarship in her name will be created.

To share a memory with the family or leave a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • In loving memory of one of the kindest, most generous women I ever was fortunate enough to know. I was so lucky to be included with the band of sisters. May you rest in God’S hands. With love and deepest sympathy to your family, love Pat

  • RIP dear friend. We had such good times together through the years. We love you always. Our prayers for family that they feel God’s loving, comforting arms in this time of deep sorrow. Our love goes out to you all. Buck & Karen

  • You will be so missed by so many. I am so thankful for my childhood memories of being at your home. My parents dropped me off many times to stay while they went out to prepare for being missionaries. These memories are some of my favorite. I thank God that we were able to become close again through facebook and pinterest. Our messages about health and food. I already miss seeing your post as I looked today. You last posts were on Friday 🙁
    Love
    Cindy (miss you)

  • Aunt Lulu, you will be very missed. I’m so glad you got to meet my little girls before you passed. I love you so much, I will never forget you.

  • Thoughts and love to you, Sonya, and your family during this most difficult of times.

  • Sherry, Gretchen & Doug;

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your sister and aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It’s at times like these that happy memories carry us through. May God be with you and bring comfort.

    Tami & Garry Bunnell

  • Soni, I am so sorry for your loss. All of my prayers go out to you and the girls.
    Lois was a nice woman and a wonderful grandmother. My love to your family in this difficult time. C J

  • So sad, so sorry, Wonderful to see Lois at the Alumni Banquet. A class lady who made people feel happy. Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to Lois’ family. Comfort and love for her sisters and all she loved and touched.
    Chris Cordle

  • Sherry, Rhonda, Rita and Jo, no words can possibly describe the pain I feel for all of you. I know you will make it through, you are all strong women. My heart is breaking for you all. In retrospect, the alumni banquet was a blessing! The great pic of all of you, and all of you being together. Just before I left I talked with Lois, small thing at that time, now I consider it a blessing! May God bless all of you. Love to all.

  • Sherry and Gretchen, I am so sorry for your loss. It really hits close to home and I have to say that when we lost Missy and I was feeling so empty inside, it meant so much to me to look up and see your faces and feel so loved and hugged. So feel and embrace that from your wonderful family- from all your friends who I know are thinking of you both through this time of need. Big Love and Hugs, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May The Lords blessings be bestowed upon each of you during this time, I pray for peace, strength and understanding for the days ahead. God Bless you
    Linda Nunley
    Friend of Debbie

  • LONNIE
    JUNE 22 IN TIMES OF TROUBLE WE HAVE ONLY ONE GOD WE CAN TURN TO . GOD CAN FILL ALL OUR NEEDS .GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
    THANKS LONNIE EVANS.

  • soni, I’m so very sorry to hear of your moms passing!sending prayers & warm thoughts to you & your family!

  • I am still in shock and disbelief over the loss of Lois. I remember all the fun we had growing up as neighbors. My sister was a toddler and couldn’t day Lois so she used to say “Whoa wowo” which was her way of saying “hello Lois”. Whenever I would see Lois, even years later I would say ” Whoa wowo” and she’d answer “Whoa”. Such a sad thing for you sisters but what a blessing and gift the alumni banquet was for you all to be together one last time. My prayers for you all are overflowing with my love.

  • Precious Soni—kenzie—sidney— & the one I like the BEST.
    I am so sorry for this pain. God doesnt promise skies always blue flower strewn pathways all our lives through; sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God promises strength for the day, rest for the laborer, light for your way; unfailing sympathy & undying love. Mom’s get the undying love, missing her will bring full circle the unfailing sympathy & undying love.

    Peace be with you, listen for, watch for, awaken your spirits. When you hear bells or chimes, see birds flying, smell scents, touch memories, & taste life; you are being blessed by true unending love to help you heal.

    My deepest respect to all your family & those who knew your Mom. Love cin

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many special memories of great times with Lois. I can only express my sympathy for each of you, and pray that God will surround you in Peace, Comfort, and Grace that only He can give you at this time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss..your mom is an awesome woman. Prayers to you and your families.

  • To the family: We are so sorry for your loss. Lois was a wonderful person and will be immensely missed. You all are in our prayers. God bless.

  • So sorry Spencer in the tragic loss of your mom – she was a beautiful sophisticated lady.

    Jean Stockwell

  • Sherry, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. The class of 1960, it seems are starting to dwindle out. God has a plan for each one of us & when that plan is up he is going to call us home. I’m so glad that it wasn’t me that had to handle that particular accident & have to give the news of bad tidings. I had to do a lot of that when I was in my former profession. I just wanted you to know that you have someone who cares & who feels what you are going through. May God bless & help you to get through this sad situation.

  • Spencer, our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We didn’t know your mother but want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you as a comfort to your loss.

  • Sherry & Rita,
    Jon and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.

  • sherry and gretchen so sorry for your loss and family theres not enough time we dont know how much of it we have so we have to make it happen today

  • Sorry for you loss. We lose track of time so quickly, but you don’t forget the memories. Lois was a good friend and classmate.

    Jake and Pam Mentzer

  • Dear family, I worked with Lois a million years ago at Cooper- Bessemer. I just talked to her 3 weeks ago at Walmart and I’m so glad we had that time. I didn’t see her often but sure value the years we worked together. God love each one of you I know she loved her family dearly. Such a loss for you.
    Becky (Hashman ) Gardner

  • WANTING TO GIVE ALL OF YOU A HUG AND PLEASE REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES. WE GOT TO ENJOY MANY YEARS OF HER AWESOME SMILE. FROM ALL THE YEARS AT CHS AND SUMMER BIRTHDAY’S SHARED TO OUR 50TH CLASS REUNION IT HAS ALL PASSED TOO QUICKLEY.
    SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE REUNITED FOR ETENITY AND CELABRATE TOGETHER NO MORE TEARS,PAIN OR GROWING OLD.

  • Soni, My heart hurts for you and your family on the loss of your mom. I have kept you in thought and prayer all week and pray that God gives you strength and comfort as you continue on this journey of grief. Much love to you, my friend.

  • Soni,

    I am so saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. My heart and deepest sympathies go out to you, Sidney, Kinsey and the rest of your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

  • Dear Rita and Family and to Lois’s Family, Sending you my deepest sympathy. Knew Lois from Cooper’s and always enjoyed being with her. May it help to know that you have friends who share in your sorrow. Sincerely, Susie Huggins/Fredericktown

  • May the Holy Spirit comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. What a treasure Lois was to so many. Sending you big hugs.

  • Dear Rhonda, Sherri, and sisters, and Lois’s family — we felt so bad when we heard about the loss of Lois — all you sisters and your parents were so welcoming to us when we came to “Lock” — and you all will be in our prayers at this sad time — God bless you every day.