Lois Eileen McKillip, 93, rural Wabash, died at 7:22 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at her home. She was born May 27, 1926, in Wabash County, to J. Fred and Lola (Baer) Tomson.
Shewas a 1944 graduate of Chippewa High School. She married James Douglas McKillip in Wabash on Oct. 21, 1945; he died June 26, 2008. She was a homemaker and a devoted farmer’s wife, and she spent many hours in the fields during spring and harvest. She was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School classes, helped with Ladies Aid activities, and attended Tuesday morning Bible study. She was also a member of the Wabash County Chorus.
She enjoyed playing euchre with her friends, and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed watching Purdue, IU, and Indiana Pacers games. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her two children, Donna (Lennie) Stout and Dennis (Judy) McKillip; five grandchildren: Trisha (Mike) Yentes, Ryan (Diane) Stout, Troy (Toni) McKillip, Regina (John) Davis, and Todd (Megan) McKillip, and 11 great grandchildren: Mason and Jagger Yentes, Kandra, Kearston, and Keaton Stout, Alyssa and Brandon McKillip, Ryker and Ridge McKillip, and Isaac and Avery Davis, all of Wabash.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Tomson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. State Road 15, Wabash, with David Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Monday, at the church.
Preferred memorials are Parkview Wabash Hospice or Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.