Lois E. Black

May 11, 1930 ‒ June 21, 2011

Bellville, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Lois E. Black, 81, of Lexington and formerly of Butler passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Mansfield Med Central Hospital following an extended illness.

Lois was born May 11, 1930 in Lucas to Delos and Glenna (Hazlett) Ernsberger.

On December 23, 1951 she married Leroy Black.

Lois worked as a cook for the Butler school system. She also worked at Essex Wire before returning to the Butler school system where she was a study hall supervisor.

Lois was always active and involved in the Butler community. She was a former Lioness, was a “gray lady” volunteer for Butler elementary. Lois was hardworking and worked beside Leroy on the family farm. She tended to the garden and also canned the produce for meals during the winter. She was a very creative homemaker. An excellent seamstress she made clothing for her children. She was a good neighbor and an amazing cook. Lois had a hidden talent, hanging wallpaper, and assisted many relatives and friends. She dearly loved her family.

One of her true God given gifts was teaching. She taught Sunday school and Bible school at the Bunkerhill Presbyterian Church, where she was a youth group leader and a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was an active member of Grace Fellowship Church where she helped in the nursery and she was involved in a small group Bible study.

She is survived by her loving husband L. Leroy Black of Lexington; son Stanley (Kitty) Black of Lexington; daughter Connie (Aaron) Zhu of Mansfield; grandchildren Mike Black, Jean (Shane) Goin, and Alyona and Toni Zhu; great grandchildren Alexis Black and Gregory and Cody Goin; brother Dale (Brenda) Ernsberger of Smyrna, Tennessee and sister Villa Thompson of Mansfield, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Donald, Roger, Virgil, and Franklin Ernsberger.

The Black family will receive friends Friday June 24, 2011 from 4-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral will be Saturday at 11am. Pastors Ray Nethery and Waylon Clemmons will officiate.

Memorial contributions to Grace Fellowship Church may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com