Lois Evaughn DeLashmit passed away peacefully at her son's home in Rolla, Missouri on March 10, 2011 at the age of 96 years. The daughter of John A. and Elizabeth Mooney, Lois was born and grew up at Vessie in rural Phelps County where she helped her parents run the Vessie post office and store. She lived most of her life in Phelps County where she taught school at Kaintuck, Newburg and Rolla Public Schools. Later she began a second career as a caseworker for the Missouri Department of Social Services. Lois was baptized at a young age and later became a member of the First Baptist Church, Newburg. She was also a member of the Ladies VFW and a fifty year member of Eastern Star. She married Alton DeLashmit on April 15, 1936 and to this union, two sons were born. Lois is survived by her sons and daughters in law Phil and Jill DeLashmit of Rolla, John and Patti DeLashmit of Shawnee, KS; two grandchildren, John (Jack) DeLashmit of Shawnee, KS and Rachel DeLashmit of Rolla; sister Jane Mooney Anderson of Katy, TX and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Alton DeLashmit (2007,) her parents, brother Darrell Mooney (2001) and infant sister Bonnie (1934.) The DeLashmit family wishes to thank the Phelps Regional Hospice team for their gentle, loving and compassionate care of Lois. Their presence during the last days of her life was a great comfort to her family and will never be forgotten. Lois was a loyal friend and devoted animal lover. Friends were always welcomed into her home and she never failed to feed them. In addition, Lois always fed and cared for any stray animals that came to her home. In honor of her love for animals, donations may be made to the Rolla Animal Shelter, 19th and Sharp Streets, Rolla, MO 65401. Lois wished to be cremated. Her family will place her ashes next to her husband's at the Rolla City Cemetery. Services for Lois DeLashmit will be held at the First Baptist Church, Newburg on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Visitation will be at 10.00 a.m. followed by an Eastern Star and memorial service at 11.00 a.m. Online condolences may be offered at this website.
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