Lois M. Eis, 83, North Manchester, died Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. at her residence. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929 to Mark and Garnett (Roach) Mansfield.
Lois graduated from Linlawn High School in 1947, as valedictorian. She received a bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and a master’s degree in Library Science from Ball State University. She was a teacher and guidance counselor at Manchester High School for 35 years. She also taught at Roann, Noble Township and Ivy Tech. Lois was a 50-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of Wabash County Retired Teachers and the Laketon Lions Club. She sponsored Minoo from Iran and helped her throughout her stay and schooling at Purdue. Church life was very important to Lois. Through her church, she helped with disaster childcare. Lois enjoyed extensive travels and her family was very important to her. She served on the board of the Manchester Early Learning Center for several years. She was a member of the Nurturing Committee at Manchester Church of the Brethren for many years.
She is survived by a stepson, Michael Eis, North Manchester; foster daughter, Minoo Minouei, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one sister, Mary Rohrer, North Manchester; one niece, one nephew, two great-nieces, four step grandchildren and two foster grandsons.
A celebration of life service at Manchester Church of the Brethren will be held at a later date. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, with Pastor Karen Eberly officiating. Visitation will be held on Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Manchester Early Learning Center, 806 W. South Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.