May 15, 1928 - May 4, 2014
Lois Mae Merriman Greeson, 85, of Vandalia passed away on May 4, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Funeral Services for Ms. Greeson will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Overcup Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Rev. Doug Wodkta officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday. Memorials may be made to Overcup Baptist Church or the 6:35 Food Pantry in Vandalia. Lois was born May 15, 1928 in Sefton Twp, Fayette County, IL the daughter of John and Rosa (Carson) Merriman. She was a former owner/operator Bouquet Flower Shop in Vandalia; manager of the Vandalia Holiday Inn in the 1970s; and former owner/operator of Act 3 Beauty Salon in Burlington, NC; she also was a founder of the Vandalia Soroptimist Club; she enjoyed cooking and fishing, especially with her grandchildren and was a member of Overcup Baptist Church, rural Vandalia. Lois is survived by her daughters Nancy and husband Ken Gebke of Vandalia, IL and Becky and husband Paul Justad of Graham, NC; brothers Jim Merriman and wife Marilyn of Mobile, AL and Tim Merriman and wife Lisa of Ft. Collins, CO; sister Rosemary Gerkin and the late Dennis Gerkin of Vandalia, IL; grandchildren Tammy and husband Brian Westendorf; Ted Thompson and wife Angie; Abbey Thompson, wife of the late Todd Thompson all of Vandalia; AJ Justad and wife Laura of Los Angeles, CA; Anton Justad and wife Erin of Jamestown, NC; Micah Justad and fiancé Kristen of Lake Mary, FL; Andrew Justad and wife Joshlynn of Graham, NC; Jahde Justad of Wilmington, NC; Keith Gebke and wife Nina of Richview, IL; Todd Gebke and wife Gennie of Belleville, IL; great grandchildren Brandi and Shawn Cripe; Brittany and Tyler Ondes; Tyler and wife Megan Westendorf; Dalton Goldsboro; Drake Thompson; Gracie Morrison; Lexie Morrison; Dalton Wehrle; Drew Thompson; Brandon Gebke and wife Sarah; Caleb Gebke and wife Jessica; Megan Gebke; Carly Gebke; great-great grandchildren Macy Cripe; Maddi Cripe; Thacker Cripe; Cayden Ondes; Colton Ondes; and Harper Goldsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Todd Thompson, granddaughter Laura Wiss, and brother-in-law Dennis Gerkin.
Lois Mae Merriman Greeson, 85, of Vandalia passed away on May 4, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Funeral Services for Ms. Greeson will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Overcup Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with... View Obituary & Service Information
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