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Lois Ann (Boys) Hitt

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lois Ann (Boys) Hitt

May 17, 1938 - Nov. 3, 2012

ALMA, Nebraska -- Mrs. Lois Ann (Boys) Hitt was born the second child to Vaughn Boys and Emily (Stephens) Boys on May 17, 1938, at Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Harlan County Health Systems Hospital in Alma, Nebraska. Her age was 74 years, five months and 16 days.

Lois grew to womanhood in Delaware where she had attended school at Wilmington, graduating from high school with the class of 1957. Following high school she became employed as a telephone operator residing in Delaware.

On Oct. 11, 1958, Miss Lois Ann Boys was united marriage to John Croner Hitt at Elkton, Maryland. To this union three children were born, Karen Leigh, John Kevin, and Kelly Lynn. They resided in Delaware until August 1973, when they moved to McCook, Nebraska. She continued employment as a telephone operator until 1980 when she became a bookkeeper with "C & K Distributors," which was a Farm and Home Store in McCook. In 2004 they moved Leesburg, Florida. John preceded Lois in death on Feb. 25, 2012. She entered the Good Samaritan Society Home. Colonial Villa in Alma in April 2012.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church at McCook. While residing in Florida she was a member of the Congregational Church at Mount Dora, Florida. She was also a member of the Chapter 86 of the Order of the Eastern Star at McCook.

In addition to her husband, Lois was preceded in death by her father Vaughn; her step father, Marion "Mike" Shanks; her mother Emily; and one brother Jack Boys in 1992.

She leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters, Karen Allen of Culbertson, Nebraska, and Kelly Regier and her husband, Bryan of Bingham, Nebraska; one son, John Kevin Hitt and his wife, Barbara of Long Island, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Joane Boys-Morowski of Tarpon Springs, Florida; a brother, Warren Shanks and his wife, Karen of Newark, Delaware; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Lois was directly cremated after death. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the First Congregational Church in McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Zachary Allen, Michel Hitt, Mitchell Hitt, Tracy Rodriguez and Bill Pump. Hymn selections will be "Amazing Grace" and "Raise Me Up" which are recordings, "The Old Rugged Cross" which will be sung by Lois's son-in-law Bryan Regier and "Que Sera Sera" a recording by Doris Day. Private inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date.

Banta-Torrey Funeral Home of Alma was in charge of local arrangements.