Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 11, 2012

Lois J. Wanstrath, 84


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Lois J. Wanstrath, 84, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.

Born Jan. 3, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Myrle (Rhonemus) and Charles Grift.

She married Louis Wanstrath Aug. 6, 1949 in Forest Hills, Ky., and he preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1981.

She was a Registered Nurse and a homemaker.

Lois attended Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati and was a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in northern Kentucky. She was a member of St. Louis Church, former 30 year Board of Director for the Golden Villa, former member of the Memorial Building Corporation and the Memorial Building Restoration Committee, served on the Batesville Library Board 16 years and was selected by the Batesville

Area Chamber of Commerce in 1995 as the Distinguished Service Award winner.

For Lois, faith and giving back were staples of her life. She was very active with projects and functions at St. Louis Church as well as within the Batesville community, donating not only money but also her time and talents.

Her family had horses growing up and she held fond memories of them throughout her life.

A unique hobby Lois enjoyed was collecting quilts. She often attended auctions looking for Amish quilts to purchase and would then donate them to local charities. She was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fans and in recent years liked going to casinos to play slot machines.

Her true passion, though, was family. When her children were younger, she liked attending their sporting events and when the grandchildren came along, she adored having them around.

Lois loved having family around anytime, but especially during the holidays, and she always looked forward to planning the Wanstrath, Grift and Krehnbrink family reunions.

Her children talked about mom being a good cook and an exceptional baker. Her baked goods and her homemade jellies were their favorites.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Jake Flannery of Batesville, Cynthia Wanstrath-Whittaker of Batesville, Rita and Bill Jerden of Bloomington; sons and daughters-in-law Theodore of Highland Heights, Ky,, Steve of Batesville, Dan and Jan of Shelbyville, Mark of Cincinnati, Ohio, William (Bill) and Cindy of Batesville; sister Elaine Voorhees of Ryland Heights, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Krehnbrink, and her brother, Charles (Bud) Grift.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 3:45 p.m.

Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Louis Church, Rev. Bill Farris O.F.M. officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family requests memorials to New Horizons Rehabilitation Center.