She was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Low Point, Ill. to Joe and Frieda (Cordes) Garber. She married Glen L. Byler, Aug. 4, 1946, in Metamora, Ill. and he died April 20, 1999.
Surviving is a daughter: Tracy Ann Byler, New Paris. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband: Glen; daughter: Linda Jean Byler, on Sept. 24, 1971; brother: Arthur Garber; and a sister: Fae Steffen.
Lois was a homemaker and a member of the College Mennonite Church. She was baptized in 1938 at Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, Ill.; 51 year member of the New Paris Extension Homemaker Club, where she held all office positions; 1974 Elkhart County Extension Homemaker of the Year Award; 1983-1984 President of Elkhart County Extension Homemakers.
At Goshen General Hospital, joined Red Cross Gray Lady Service in October of 1965, was chairman in 1987 and 1988; President of Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Board from January 1989 to July 1991; 1985 Elkhart County Farm Bureau Farm Wife of the Year; 1985-1995 Secretary-Treasurer Elkhart County Farm Bureau; 1997 Elkhart County Fair Board Home and Family Art’s Director; 2000 Goshen Noon Kiwanis Diakonia Service Award and a member of the Ag Society for a number of years.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Koinonia Room at the College Mennonite Church, Goshen. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastor Susan Dengler and Pastor Phil Waite, both of College Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the College Mennonite Church Youth or Global Family Program of MCC or Purdue Extension Elkhart County Education Fund.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com