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Lois Jeanette Hammersmith 1958-2019
Lois Jeanette Hammersmith 1958-2019

OLATHE — Lois Jeanette Hammersmith, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 8, 1958 to parents Ted & Betty (Malcom) Wooley in Marysville, Calif.

Lois was a 30 year resident of Olathe, formerly of Ellinwood and Ness City. 

Lois was a longtime employee of Cintas Company. She married Steve Hammersmith on Dec. 29, 1979 in Kansas City. Steve and Lois were blessed with 40 years together where they loved traveling, spending time with family, and cheering for the Royals and Chiefs.  

Survivors include husband, Steve Hammersmith, Olathe; daughter, Liberty Calangelo (Sid); grandsons, Christopher Williams and (US Navy) FCA2 Bryan Williams (Courtney Wheeler). 

Lois was preceded in death by a son, Steven Hammersmith (1981). 

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., December 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellinwood, with Father Terrance Klein officiating. Burial will follow at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will precede the service at the church from 9-11 a.m.. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Bo 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526.  

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Minnis Chapel

P.O. Box 246

Ellinwood, KS 67526 

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 27, 2019