Lois Elvora (Gaines) Moreland – Adkins, daughter of Herbert Otto and Anna Marie (Stroup) Gaines, was born in Kansas on January 9, 1930, one of twelve Gaines children. She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 90 years, 9 months, 22 days.
On October 4, 1948, Lois was united in marriage to Lawrence (Mike) Moreland. To this union four children were born, Michael, Allan, Mary and Kathi. Lois devoted her whole life to taking care of others. She worked many years as the head cook at the Sidney Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family.
Her husband, Mike preceded her in death at an early age and she was later married to Clifford Adkins. They made their home in Riverton, Iowa, where they lived many years. Her family grew even larger with Cliff’s daughter, Audra Meyer, her husband and children, whom all knew her as grandma as well. She was dedicated and loved her large family, as they all loved her. She will be missed!
Also preceding her in death were her son, Allan Moreland, and 10 siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Michael Moreland, Mary Wakefield and Kathi Becker; four grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; her lone surviving sister, Myrtle Sorrell; other relatives; and a host of friends.
Inurnment will be in the Sidney Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are being directed to the family.
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