Lois Smith, 72 (February 1, 1947 - June 25, 2019), of Boonville, has joined her Heavenly family: parents, Clarence and Dorothea Addington and dear Aunt Edna Addington. She waits to be reunited someday with those left on earth: husband, Ron Smith; daughters, Jenny Stadelmann and Angela Taylor (Ryan); grandchildren, Grace and Ellie Stadelmann and Josiah and Micah Taylor; sister, Linda Hadley (David); brother-in-law, Jim Smith (Margie); and nieces and nephews, Julia (Aaron) Mayes, Doug (Amee) Hadley, Chris (Jaleigh) Hadley, Aaron (Lisa) Smith, and Zachary Smith.
Lois was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. Outside of family, she poured her passions into serving others, especially through teaching and music. She taught for more than 35 years, the majority being at Castle High School, as an English and Literature teacher. Her service continued outside of the classroom to provide additional support to teens during difficult transitions.
Lois also enjoyed learning about other cultures through her travels to Europe with students and through her participation in a professional development program with other teachers traveling throughout Asia and developing an Asian literature program. These amazing cross-cultural experiences expanded her ability to see the image of God in all people.
Lois’ other love was music. She played piano at Main Street General Baptist Church for over 25 years, and she especially enjoyed preparing for and performing cantatas around the holidays.
Services will be 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville with Pastor Rodney Sloan officiating. Burial will be at Mt Gilead Cemetery in Boonville.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the funeral home and again from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (ATFD), which supports research to find treatments and a cure for those suffering from frontotemporal dementia. To learn more go to https://www.theaftd.org/. To donate by mail, simply make a check out to AFTD and send it to: AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.KoehlerFuneralHome.com.