Lois Lyans, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Belmont Nursing Home in Madison. She was born on May 6, 1920 to William and Mary (Townes) Brown in Scotsville, Kentucky. At the age of 10, Lois moved to Macomb, Illinois with her mother and siblings. She grew up in Macomb and graduated from Macomb High School in 1938. She went on to attend nursing school in Macomb, and became a licensed practical nurse. Lois served in the Women's Army Corps (WAAC) during World War II. She met her husband, Glenn Lyans, a WWII fighter pilot, when he was a patient in the state side hospital. They united in marriage in 1946, in Madison, where they raised their family. Lois had a love for animals, music, clothes, travel, and was also a part of a creative writing group. Lois is survived by her three daughters, Mary (Warren) Lyans, Martha Lyans and Melissa (Andy) Lyans; two grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Gerie and Marie; brothers, Bill and Alva; and her grandson, William Albrecht. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Memorials in Lois' name may be made to Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.
Lois was a very loving sister-in-law. I have very pleasant memories of her. My sympathy to her daughters.
Lois and I were neighbors for several years at the Karen Arms. I was there on the well below zero degree night that her furniture was unloaded. She was a good, kindly and pleasant soul. Specially devoted to the care of her daughter and frequent companion, Martha. My sincere sympathy in your loss. The world is better for the presence of caring souls like Lois.
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