Lois Mae Bruce

Died: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Location: Pilgrim United Church of Christ

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ

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Lois Mae Bruce, 85, of Lewisville, Ohio passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 16, 1933 a daughter of the late Ernie and Wilhemina Gerstner Lache.

She graduated from Schoffler College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, and received an Education Degree from Akron University, She served in the Peace Corps, and was a member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Cuyahoga Falls.

She found great joy in working on their family tree farm, exercising her green thumb maintaining her garden and greenhouse, and bringing a smile to others with goods baked in her kitchen.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years Rev. John Bruce of Lewisville, sons Mark (Susan) Bruce of Canton, and Rev. Kirk (Cheryl) Bruce of Cuyahoga Falls, a brother Eric Lache of Pittsburgh, and a sister Ella Spelman of Kent, Ohio, eight grandchildren Sarah (Azriel Johnson) Bruce, Rachel (Chris) Johnson, Lisa (Theo) Gibbs, Cady (Sam) Dannemiller, Chelsey (Matt) Kirkland, Luke (Erin Maloney)Bruce, Sharon Bruce, and Hope Bruce, four great grandchildren Ella Gibbs, Fiona Gibbs, Octavia Gibbs, and Adam Johnson.  

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday October 27, 2018 at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ 130 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 and 3 p.m. Sunday October 28, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 47345 Lewisville Northern Rd. Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio.

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James L Peters
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Last year, Desiree and I took our girls, Lainey, Remy and Teagan, to pick out our Christmas tree at Lois and John's farm. Little did we know, Lois had promised Teagan her own Christmas tree for her bedroom while they were talking to each other at our local honeybee meeting. As we were paying for our tree, Lois loaded the girls up in the UTV and came back with Teagan's very own tree, just as Lois had promised. I hope your family receives the picture from this day that I tried to post.

We will miss you, but I am glad my family will get to share this memory of you. Thank you for always being so kind.

Luann and Mark Forni
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Dearest Jack and family..we are so very sorry to hear this. You have been good and loyal friends for many years. We have been truly blessed to have know Lois and will treasure her friendship always. Our prayers go up now and through the days ahead. We are out of the Country and regret not being able to pay our respects in person. May God give you rest and comfort. Mark, Luann, Amanda, Jacob and Joshua

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
Bruce Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Lois-yes passing from this hard world into the glory of God's Hands. If there was ever an angel on earth it was Lois. She was al-ways smiling, happy, and would brighten a person dark day. I will always remember the awesome pancake breakfasts she would help prepare and having hot chocolate and cookies and wagon rides for all when picking out a Christmas tree. I will miss you dear friend, but we know that you are in a much better place-pain free.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Bart and Joyce Wiggins
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
Dear Jack and family,
Our hearts are heavy as we ponder the loss of one so dear. It is because we are so human that we want to keep all those who are dear with us. Lois has gone to her Heavenly Home and for that we are so happy. You folks have taught us all the value and joy of family working together. Never have we been with you or visited the tree farm when you did not minister to us, teach us, cheer us up, feed us, and share your love with us. May God be with you all as you lay your dear one to rest. Love Bart & Joyce Wiggins

Monroe County Historical Society Board of Trustees
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
To Jack and Family,
We are thinking of you all at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother and so much more. Jack, you and Lois have been such a support to us at the Historical Society. Countless yards of pine roping, wreaths, trees, and more over the years have been appreciated. Sharing your expertise in how to make things look beautiful at Christmas time has been such a blessing to us. You both always made it look so easy. To help us remember, a brick will be placed in the sidewalk at the museum in honor of you both. God be with you now and in the future. Sincerely grateful, The Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Historical Society

   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
too Bruce family so sorry for loss she be missed I’ll miss her smile and her laugh love Debbie and philip

Debby Koegler
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
Lois was a favorite of mine...I admired many things about her...her energy, her intelligence, her love of family (especially her husband Bruce)...most of all I loved her smile and that sparkle in her eyes! So sorry for your loss...may your memories of such a great lady surround you and help to ease your burden of grief ❤️
With sympathy,
Debby Koegler (Nurse)

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