Lois Ann Worner

August 14, 1932 ‒ August 13, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Lois Ann Worner, life-long Johnsville and Bellville resident, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, August 13, 2020 just 1 day shy of her 88th birthday.

The daughter of Maurice and Avalee (Hershner) Shaffer, the 3rd of 11 children, Lois was born August 14, 1932 in Johnsville where she was raised.  She graduated from Johnsville High School in 1950.

On October 2, 1954 Lois married Jake Worner.  The two celebrated 65 years of marriage.  As a young lady, Lois worked as a waitress at the Pines Restaurant.  She also worked as a switchboard operator for Ohio Bell.

Lois’s primary focus was in her role as wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma.   She kept busy supporting her children and grandchildren in school and sporting events.  She was their biggest fan.

Lois was a member of New Life Church of Christ where she faithfully served the church in a number of ways over the years.  She enjoyed bowling and at one time competed in league play at Lex Lanes.  Lois liked to watch local cloggers and even line danced later in life.  She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, reading and solving word puzzles.  She loved playing cards, especially euchre.  Lois was a faithful Cleveland Indians fan.  She hardly missed a game and even offered her thoughts as “unofficial coach”, sharing her opinion from her living room!  Unless the Indians were playing, Lois would be watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.  She enjoyed watching her humming birds from her front porch.

Thoughtful and intentional, her family joked about “her calendar”, but it was a true work of art.  She tracked birthdays, anniversaries, and all important events for her immediate and extended family, on her calendar.  Everyone could count on Lois to remember their important date with a greeting card.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, and grandma.

She is survived by her husband Jake Worner ; three children Kelly (Tonya) Worner, Kevin Worner, and Kennethia Brokaw; grandchildren Shon (Missy) Worner, Shannon (Derrick) Hawkins, Aaron (Lindsey) Brokaw, Adam (Karla) Brokaw, Andrew Brokaw (Amy Born), and Abby Brokaw; great grandchildren Ava and Charlotte Worner, Demari Hawkins, Brynlee, Brooklyn, and Blakely Brokaw, Jacob and Jada Brokaw, and Bryce Smith; siblings Dixie Sargent, Carmen “Connie” (Bill) Payton, Mary Wise, Phillip “Joe” Shaffer, Helen “Punk” (Rex) Hester, and Barbara (Michael) Young; brother-in-law Russel Worner, sister-in-law Virginia “Ginny” Shaffer; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and dog Dexter.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses Betty (Bob) Miller, Kenneth Shaffer, Charlene (Ernie) Webb, and Maxine (Mike) Stump; sister-in-law Barbara Worner.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Monday from 10 am – 11 am in the funeral home where funeral services will begin at 11 am.  Guests are asked to wear a face covering.  Pastor Steve Kistler will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to New Life Church of Christ or The Bellville American Legion Post #535 may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Jake and family, so sorry to learn of Lois death.
    I know she was the rock of the family and will be missed by you all. She was a special lady and you were lucky to have had her in your life.
    Prayers for you all.

  • Jack and Elaine Reiner
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you Jake and your family at this most difficult time. We
    will remember Lois as full of fun and a good friend.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Lois”s passing out thoughts and Prayers are with you. Myy God give you comfort and rest.

  • Jake, Kelly, Kevin & Kennethia we are sorry to learn of Lois Anns passing. Praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time. We will no be able to attend because Nan is having back surgery September 4th and do not want to risk getting sick before surgery. We will keep you in our prayers, God bless.

  • Jake, I just want you to know that I am really sorry to hear about Lois, she was a wonderful person cherished by her family. May she rest in peace.

  • Jake and families: We are sorry to learn of Lois passing. Our thoughts and Prayers
    go out to the families. Just a couple of weeks ago I was looking at pictures when Karen
    was up. We got together at the Gulf Club had lunch and talked. It was great.
    At this time Walter feels it is best to avoid crowds. We will be thinking of you.
    Walter & Donna Morton

  • We are so sorry to hear of Lois passing. We have been members of New Life Church of
    Christ for 50 years and talked to her often before her illness. She was always so happy and fun to talk to. We will surely miss her.
    Vic & Karla MacTavish

  • Dear cousins,
    So sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. I just talked to her a week , 10 days ago. Always full of stories of the families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    We will all miss her. I will miss the stories of our younger life. She was old enough to remember, and would share things we had no way of knowing.

    Take care and be safe
    Love,
    Charles and Mary Hawk

  • Shon and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and your family at this time.

    Take care and be safe!
    Naomi Barnes

  • Jake and families, We are sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. May the family memories give you all peace at this time. She was always fun to talk with when we would run into her at the store.

  • Tom Brumenshenkel and I are so sorry to hear of Lois’ passing our Condolences to all the family