Lois Naomi Dilling, 87, Martinsburg, passed away late Wednesday morning at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, after a brief illness.
She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John R. and Ida P. (Endress) Brumbaugh. She married John J. Dilling on May 12, 1945. He passed away on Jan. 19, 1987.
Surviving are a sister, Elva Clouse of Martinsburg; a brother, Robert of Woodbury; a sister-in-law, Edith Brumbaugh of Martinsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy E. Beach; and five brothers: Merle, Palmer, Melvin, Kenneth and Clarence.
Lois was a 1945 graduate of Woodbury High School. She formerly was employed at Sylvania in Altoona and, along with her husband, owned and operated a dairy farm along Clover Creek in Huston Township. She also served as clerk for her husband's former auctioneering business.
Lois was a member of Clover Creek Church of the Brethren, rural Martinsburg, where she served as Sunday school teacher for 19 years and was also a vacation Bible school teacher. Along with her husband, she was a member of Shady Trail Riding Club, rural Woodbury.
Lois enjoyed bowling and was a member of several leagues in Martinsburg and Altoona for many years. She also enjoyed reading her Bible, solving jigsaw and word search puzzles, gardening and canning.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Clover Creek Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Paul Stutzman officiating.
Interment will follow at Brumbaugh Cemetery, rural Martinsburg.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Clover Creek Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund.