Lois Anne Gaster, age 84, of Madison, Ohio, broke many hearts when she passed away April 30, 2022, with her husband, Gene by her side, at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.
Lois was born July 29, 1937, in Salisbury, Pennsylvania to Webster and Erma (Zimmerman) Brant.
The family moved to Grand River, Ohio when Lois was three. Her Mom (Erma) told Lois, at a much later time, that Lois bounced on the back seat of the car, in joy, much of the way.
Webster got a position at the Diamond Alkali in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. He was a hard worker and an asset to the company.
In later years Lois also worked at the Diamond employed as a mail girl. Lois and another girl delivered mail to the various departments within the facility. Lois also worked at the J.J. Newberry Five and Dime in Painesville, Ohio.
Lois was a custodian at Mentor High School for 22 years. At times she supervised others, but she also worked hard right along with them and never gave anyone a task that she wouldn't have done herself. She treated all her co-workers with kind, encouraging words. Lois did not swear or degrade anyone, ever, whether they were family, friends, or fellow workers. There was never a dirty corner, or a task done carelessly. Not on her watch! Lois was excellent at her position and earned admiration from the school board.
Lois was a whiz at working crossword puzzles. She loved music. Her daughter, Michelle (Shelley) and her son, Larry, took her to a Neil Diamond concert. What a wonderful gesture because Lois was a Neil Diamond fan. She loved to play miniature golf with her hubby, Gene, at Geneva on the Lake and beat him a few times with several holes-in-one. Once, two in one game!
Lois also loved family gatherings which would have never been the same without Lois, and never will again.
Lois collected bells and she has a collection that would amaze anyone. Bells came from family members and friends, and she held each one to her heart as they were given with her love. She loved collecting angel figurines. And who could forget her love of cats? Rhubarb, Snoopy, Cindy, Hobo and Angel were a joy to her. Two of the cats, Hobo and the only existing one - Angel, were strays looking for a good home and they were lucky to find one. These two cats had to know that a wonderful, loving wonderful woman awaited them.
Lois was a kind, generous, compassionate, caring and considerate woman. Her wonderful smile made anyone feel welcome. Lois gave of her love unconditionally. She loved and was loved! She gave with her heart.
Lois is now with our Heavenly Father and our Lord, Jesus Christ whom she loved dearly. She is now where angels dwell and now a part of eternity.
Lois and Gene were married on February 9, 1985. They have lived in Madison, Ohio for 37 years. They have been married 37 years. Lois and Gene were married at Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, in Concord, Ohio by Pastor Donald W. Shilling. It was cold! Later, inside the reception hall there was enough love to heat the building! Lois had four grown children and Gene had two younger children and two grown children. All were in the wedding party, except one. It was a night to remember. Lois and Gene danced to the song Endless Love.
At their home, Lois and Gene had Sunday services. They have done this for over 8 years. They pray and talk to God, in their manner. They sing all many of the old hymns. Gene plays the guitar as they sing Lois's favorite hymn was Why Me Lord by Kris Kristofferson.
Lois is survived by her husband, Gene Gaster; sons, Larry (Dona) Walter, Brian Gaster, Douglas Gaster, Christopher (Tanya) Gaster; daughter, Michelle Miller; brother, Ken (Wanda) Brant; and sister, Jean Brant. Grandchildren, Denielle, Samantha (Justin), Tom, Nicole; Tonya (David), Gary (Teresa), Hannah, Brittany, Roz, Shannon; Kristy, Deanna, John, Jeffrey, Kathleen, Carol Ann, Brian, David, Sharon, and Arvonda; Great Grandchildren, Dayton, Jaxon, Lincoln; Katlyn, Mason; Ondria, Vinny, Tyson; Austin, Hunter, T.J. Ashley, Emily, Natalie, Alley, Gage, Destiney, Acacia, Samuel, Marcus, Janai, and another Emily, Christian, Antonio (Ayarimar), Draon, Marissa; Great Great Grandson, Carmello. Lois and Gene had many nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in passing by her parents, sisters, Betty, Doris, Shirley; brother, Karl; son, Keith Walter; daughters, Tari Segal, RaMona (Gaster) Lazarz and Great Grandson, Isaac Mayo.
Family and friends may call 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Friday, May 6, 2022, at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM. Pastor Rick Hughes will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital and to Father Flannigan's Boys Town.
Rest in Peace, Lois Anne Gaster.
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