The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

Lois Eileen Egley

Lois Eileen Egley, 87, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:40 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana.

Lois Eileen Egley

She was born July 25, 1933, in Mercer County, the daughter of Arlie Oscar and Nora Marie (Bauer) Miller, who both preceded her in death. On March 28, 1954, she married Wayne Egley, and he survives in rural Ohio City.

Other survivors include a daughter, Susan (Larry) Fennig of Celina; a son, Kent (Robin) Egley of Van Wert; and a daughter, Judy (James) Perrott of Van Wert. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, A.J. (Amber) Perrott, Andrew (Alicia) Perrott, April (Matthew) Leigh, Amanda (Dan) Creek, Arin (Michael) Krugh, Gwen (Jeremey) Gerken, and Mark (Amanda) Fennig; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell Miller of Findlay.

Eileen was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roma Lee Miller, Floyd Miller, and D. Gene Miller; and three sisters-in-law, Gloria Miller, Joan Miller, and Madonna Miller.

Eileen was employed by Egley Farm Equipment. She had also worked at G.C. Murphy and Company, the John Earl Store, and the Van Wert YWCA. She was a charter member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, where she had taught elementary Sunday school and served with her husband as youth counselors for 35 years. She has been attending Grace Bible Church. 

She was a member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau, YWCA, YMCA, and a 1951 graduate of Rockford High School.

Her greatest joy was teaching Sunday school classes for over 30 years and the time she spent with her family and friends.\

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Lance Hostetler officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. 

Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Gideons International.

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POSTED: 06/06/21 at 5:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries