Lois Marie (Shaw) Clover, 79, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by family.
Cremation will take place and her family will have a private interment at Parker Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at Bible Christian Church, 2411 N. Eighth St., in Arkansas City. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocol at the church.
A memorial has been established in her name with the American Cancer Society, 236 S. Topeka St., Wichita, KS 67202. The service will be live streamed at www.biblechristianchurch.org. Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Marie was born on July 30, 1940, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Eldon Edward and Isabelle (Gillespie) Shaw. At a young age her family moved to Silverdale, where she worked as a waitress at the Silverdale Café. She graduated from Arkansas City High School. While in high school, she worked at the A&W as a carhop. She was united in marriage to John Frederick “Fred” Austin on Oct. 25, 1958. The couple had four children, Debi, Wayne, Kenny and Kevin. Lois had several other jobs, including at John Williams Accounting and Central Plains Books. Fred preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1996. She was united in marriage to Jacob “Jake” Clover on May 31, 2010.
She enjoyed her time as a homemaker. She enjoyed crafts, antiques, china painting, decorating for every occasion and holiday, and traveling to Branson, Mo. She attended Bible Christian Church and Ponca City (Okla.) Church of Christ. She has two granddaughters for whom she cared deeply, Chantelle Parker and Amber Austin. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Izzy and Eldon; her first husband, Fred; and her son, Wayne Austin.
Her family includes her husband, Jake, of the home; her children, Debi Hilderbrandt and husband, Larry, of Arkansas City, Kenny Austin, of Silverdale, and Kevin Austin and wife, Cami, of Arkansas City; brothers, Boyd McGlasson and wife, Marilyn, of Topeka, and Lloyd McGlasson and wife, Connie, of Utah; her stepchildren, Danice Sweet and husband, Chet, of Arkansas City, and Dayna Gibson, of Arkansas City; and her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family members.