Lois E. DeLashmit

August 8, 1914 - March 10, 2011
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.

Mary (Smith) Hinkel

So sorry to hear of Lois's passing. She was a GREAT lady and will always consider her a dear family friend. Always remembered the story Lois would tell on me (something about when I was small and a girdle) of course I do not remember the incident, but she would always refer to it when we ran into each other!! Just remember she is not gone .... she is just away. Sincerely, Mary

Kevin & Dianne Stallman

You are blessed that she was in your life for such a long time, you know she will always be with you all. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

Tara Cale

I don't know if any of you remember me or my family but we mowed for Lois for many, many years. Lois was one of my favorite women of ALL time! The bad thing about mowing for her was that we usually ended up staying to chat when we were done and had other lawns to mow! :-) But really, that wasn't bad. After the kids grew older, started college, etc, we stopped mowing. I also got divorced and moved to Illinois. But over the past several years I had managed to stop and see Lois, often with my daughter and 2 grandchildren, when I was back in town. She was always so thrilled to see us and then we could sit and visit for as long as we wanted without worrying about the next lawn that needed mowed! I think my son Nick was a favorite of hers for some reason...she always asked about him on my visits... he is attending college at UMKC. We all wanted to attend the services badly, but Brittany has the two babies, Nick in Kansas City could not get away to do work and classes and I too, living now in IL and publishing a monthly magazine could not get away. But I wanted you to know how fond we all were of Lois, and how wonderful she was to every one of us. I know you miss her but she lived a good life, a wonderful life, and she touched the lives of many. I think she will probably be a special "guardian angel" now for Brittany and her kids, Nick and myself. A reason for us to smile instead of be sad. I hope the wonderful stories you hear from those that knew her will help ease your sorrow during this difficult time.


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