Lois Ruth Frasher Watkins Daugherty

August 14, 1907 ‒ December 20, 2012

Mansfield, Ohio

Lois Daugherty’s secret to longevity was positive thinking. She was a woman who lived by faith and had a real spirit for living each of her 105 years. If she found someone without a smile ~ she would give them hers.

Lois Ruth Frasher Watkins Daugherty of Mansfield passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Winchester Terrace. She was 105.

Born in Butler August 14, 1907 to Burleigh E. and Edna M. (Swank) Frasher, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High with the class of 1925. Lois married John Henry Watkins on September 21, 1929, and remained a lifelong Mansfield resident.

She had worked in the former Pearson’s Children’s Store in Appleseed Shopping Center and later in the Children’s Department of the O’Neil’s Department Store.

For more than 90 years Lois was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, and formerly taught Sunday school for the church.

Lois had been a member of Mansfield Women’s Club, Pandora Dance Club, Baku Grotto Auxiliary, and Naomi Chapter of Eastern Star in Louisville, KY.

She is survived by her son John A. Watkins of Mansfield; step-children Patty (David) Schwein, Jan (Ed) Barr, Sherry Staker, and Stan (Judy) Daugherty, all of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews including Marianne Brunn of Ontario, Sondra (Bruce) Wilging of Mansfield, and David Randall of Columbus ; and her teddy-bear friend Chuck Tischler.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her first husband John Watkins in 1978 and her second husband Ralph Daugherty in 1989; and her siblings Naomi L. Robinson, Mary Lou Randall, and Raymond Frasher.

A funeral service celebrating Lois’ life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Allen Rose will officiate and private burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in Lois’ memory to Main Street United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.

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