Lois Idella Dyer, 89, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at Brentwood Assisted Living in La Porte.
She was born February 15, 1931 in Hanna, Indiana, the daughter of Merl L. and Gladys (Cumerford) James.
On April 19, 1952, in Door Village, she married William Dyer, who preceded her in death on December 4, 2019.
A resident of Rolling Prairie since 1955, she moved to New Carlisle in 1995. A member of the Wesleyan Church in New Carlisle, Lois was a homemaker and an Avon Representative, which she loved. She enjoyed traveling with the "Avon ladies", going to conventions and workshops to places like Branson, MO. Lois had a passion for making ceramics, which she gave to all of her children and grandchildren, but her greatest passion were her grandkids and great-grandkids, who were the love of her life. She had a porcelain doll collection, was a huge Cubs fan and NASCAR fan, especially Jeff Gordan and loved gardening. She and her late husband spent many hours sitting together and watching the hummingbirds gather at their feeders in the backyard.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Kathleen) Dyer of New Carlisle, IN, Daniel (Debra) Dyer of La Porte, IN; daughter, Terry (Kevin) O'Neil of Rolling Prairie, IN; 7 grandchildren, Ken and Jeff Weir, Lisa Durham, Mikayla Golden, Justin Dyer, Brooke Dyer-Wolf, Christine Koster; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family.
Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; her brother, Robert James; her sister, Shirley (James) Buehrer.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will hold a private memorial service and interment of cremated remains Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the AlzheimersAsso at act.alz.org or 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17, Chicago IL 60601 or the Wesleyan Church, 32645 Early Rd, New Carlisle, IN 4655
Online condolences or floral orders may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.