Lois Ide

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December 8, 1945 - July 26, 2012

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Lois Ide, age 66, of Lewis Center, OH. passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Kobacker House after a valiant battle with cancer. Born December 8, 1945 to Walter and Evelyn Boham who preceded her in death as did her sister, Barbara Reisinger, and brother, Richard Boham. School bus driver for Olentangy Schools for 17 years and was driver of the year twice, also involved with the girls basketball team; she was a staff member for Auction Ohio Auction Co. before taking ill. Lois loved life and lived it to it’s fullest as a wife, mother, grandmother, 4-H advisor and Asst. Girl Scout leader. She would light up a room when she would enter, now everyone knows they were touched by an angel. Survived by her husband of 41 years, Stephan; son, Philip Ide; daughters, Lori Bunker and Danielle Stanton; granddaughters, Brandi (Bo) Blackstone, Breanna Bunker and Kyrianne Stanton; great-grandson, Liam Robert Blackstone; sisters, Grace McKinster, Wallene Ruark, Mary Burke, Betty Rutherford and Susie Denney; brothers, Walter Boham and Charles Rhoades; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Service will be held at Lewis Center United Methodist Church, 1081 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH Tuesday at 1 p.m., Pastor Casey Wilson, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Charity Newsies.


Marla Bastian, RN - Aug 3, 2012

Steve & Family…My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of loss. May God comfort you and hold you gently in His arms as you grieve. Lois touched my life, and I will never forget her or our times together at Martha Morehouse. It was my privilege to assist in her care. She will be very, very missed. I look forward to sharing more time with Lois in eternity!

Amanda (Landon) Geisler - Aug 2, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. When I think of 4-H, I think of the Ides. I was too young to have the experiences my brothers and sister had, but it was still special and Mr. and Mrs. Ide were responsible for that. Thanks. Mandy

Pat Barrick - Jul 30, 2012

Steve, my “brother”.
To you, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Don and I send our deepest wishes of love and comfort. Aunt Helen also sends her love and hopes that you will find solace in knowing that Lois is no longer suffering.
Our hearts are with you and with Lois, too. She is at peace.
Pat and Don; Aunt Helen

Pamela Leffler - Jul 30, 2012

Danielle, Lori – I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special person. She will be looking down and guiding you:) hugs and kisses. Pamela

Brad Landon - Jul 30, 2012

Mrs. Ide was like our second Mom as she and Mr. Ide led our Westerville Wranglers 4-H Club in the 70’s and early 80’s. We would even jokingly (and lovingly) call her Mom. I can still close my eyes and see that big smile on her face.
As you grow up, you meet a few people that really make an impact and shape the kind of adult that you will become. I am sure that I am not the only one that feels that Mr. and Mrs. Ide had that kind of an impact on me. She made a difference.
I am thankful for the time that I was able to share with Mrs. Ide (and the family) just a year ago at my Father’s memorial service and I know what Phil, Lori and Danielle are feeling now. I hope that you all find comfort in knowing that she is at peace now and in God’s loving hands.
I am sorry I can not be there but know that I am there with you in my heart.
God Bless You!
Brad & Beth Landon

Reenie Vaughn - Jul 30, 2012

Mama Lois..So many memories and not enough words to express what a wonderful lady you were. My heart aches for your loss but I find comfort in knowing that Heaven has a new angel who will watch over all of us. When I feel the warmth of the sun or a gentle breeze I will think fondly of you and know that you are with me and forever in my heart. I love you.

Georgi Watkins Gunnell - Jul 29, 2012

I grew up across the street from Lois and her family. I’m glad I got to see her when I was home in April although it was for my Mom’s funeral.
My deepest symphathies to the family.
Georgi W. Gunnell

Skeeter & Lit'l Bit - Jul 28, 2012

Our hearts ache for your family. Such a beautiful lady Miss Lois was/is. May her Angel wings bring a breeze of joy when she flies overhead. May you see her face in the clouds above while she looks down upon your family. God bless Miss Lois and all of you. We love you all.

Angela Kemmerling - Jul 28, 2012

You are all in my prayers. Monks always said the Sun will come out tomorrow. And that it did love you momma lois.

Susie Ross - Jul 28, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Lois always blessed me with her great smile and crazy sense of humor. She is walking streets of gold in heaven.

Syndi Cobb - Jul 28, 2012

Mama Lois was an angel sent from heaven.She was a giving,loving great friend! She would walk into the room and brighten up your day. I truly love her. My prayers go out to the family. I will always keep her close to my heart.

Horst and Ingrid Gienapp - Jul 28, 2012

Our deepest condolences to Steve, Lori, Philip, Danielle and extended Family.
Lois and I have shared many cups of coffe, good laughs and a friendship that lasted forever and almost wore down the steps on Bader Ct.
Wir werden Dich nie vergessen….Aufwiedersehen

Brenda Wolfe - Jul 28, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Lois is nolonger suffering.

Bob Thompson - Jul 28, 2012

Steve and family:
My family and I have been blessed to know Lois Ide! I loved working with her! One never had to guess where Lois was coming from. She would tell you whether you wanted to hear it or not! Our daughter Kelly and the other members of the Olentangy Girls’ Basketball Team loved her too! She will be sorely missed!
The Thompsons–Bob, Pat and Kelly Jo

Olentangy Transportation - Jul 28, 2012

On behalf of the Olentangy Transportation Department, our friend and co-worker will be sadly missed! We will forever hold her and her favorite song in our hearts! “The Sun Will Come Out”. Through the years we have known her she truly had the gift of making the sun come out in all of us! We love you Lois!

Wendy Jebelean - Jul 28, 2012

Lois will be truely missed. From the first time I met her, I know she was special. She had a heart of gold. When my husband passed away she was there for me. She is now singing with the angels. No words can express my the loss I feel now. I am so glad that I met such a wonderful person. She will always be remembered.

Linda Nunley - Jul 28, 2012

I worked with Lois for a few short years before she retired. But when i first started working with her, she took me under her wing & showed me the ropes of being a bus driver. She very quickly became known to me as “Momma Lois”, love her very much! My thoughts & prayers are with the family. God Bless, and “May the sun come out tomorrow”

Cindy Keene - Jul 28, 2012

So many wonderful memories of Lois. We’ll all miss her, but we’ll always remember her smiles and her laughter everywhere she went. My prayers and thoughts go out to all the family.

Linda Hanby - Jul 28, 2012

I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I am so glad that I got to visit with Lois not too long ago and to remember all of our fun times growing up in North Linden
Linda Hanby

Kathy Doughty - Jul 28, 2012

We have been blessed to love Lois! She will always have a special place in our heart and memories. Momma Ide smile upon us. Prayers and love to all. Doughty family.

Kasey "Khaos" McManus - Jul 27, 2012

Mac & I are sending our thoughts & prayers to the Ide family. We love you bunches xoxoxo

Brandi Moss - Jul 27, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Much love,

judy lambert - Jul 27, 2012

Steve and Family,
What a wonderful person everyone has lost. She was a great friend to me that I will miss always. And I loved her very much, to know her was to love her.
Thoughts, Prayers and Love to you all.
Judy and Buck

Dave and Chris Blackstone - Jul 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Thought and prayer for your family

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