Lois Atteberry, 88

Funeral services for Lois Atteberry, 88, Gregory, were held on Sept. 21 at Kotrba-Smith funeral home in Gregory. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery.

Lois Alene (Vawser) Atteberry was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Gregory County to Robert and Mildred (Adams) Vawser.

Lois married Tom Atteberry on Aug. 15, 1948, in the Methodist Church in Colome, SD. They lived their early married life in the Colome area and moved to Gregory in 1952 where they farmed south of town.

Lois was a wonderful cook and baker. Her chocolate wacky cake with fudge frosting, homemade breads and caramel rolls were family favorites. The canned goods from her garden shone like jewels lined up on the pantry shelves. Lois’ flower beds were a sight to behold. Her green thumb also invaded her house with a variety of houseplants. Quilting and embroidery became a passion. Her kitty quilts and butterfly quilts made from vintage handkerchiefs were especially charming. More recently, Lois turned to embroidering tea towels.

Lois passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, at Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory, SD, at the age of 88.

Lois is survived by Tom, her husband of 71 years; one daughter, Carmie (Bill) Howe of Gering, NE; three sons, Gene (Shirley) of Gregory, Glenn of Gregory, and Tommy (Lesa) of Gregory; one sister, Donna Jean (Herman) Kahler of Denver, CO; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.

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