Lois Mae Elizabeth (Worley) Knapp of Lindsay, Oklahoma entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 83. Lois was born February 3rd, 1934 in Wallville, Oklahoma to Albert Sidney Jackson Worley and Blanche Gladys Worley. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Lindsay and later in life became a member of the Erin Springs Baptist Church.
At the age of nine, Lois and her family moved from the Wallville and Hughes areas to Lindsay. She graduated from Lindsay High School in May of 1952 and married Ernest Don Knapp on October 22, 1952. During their years together they lived in several Oklahoma locations. Don passed away on February 10, 2004 at their home in Erin Springs, Oklahoma. Lois put their house up for sale in 2009 and moved in with her youngest daughter, Jacquelyn Knapp, in Chickasha, Oklahoma where she lived until this year.
In her early adult years, Lois attended beauty school and worked as a waitress in Lindsay, Oklahoma. Then moved to Oklahoma City in 1966 and worked for Western Electric. She and Don moved back to Lindsay in 1970 and she went to work at the Lindsay Manufacturing Company and later for the Lindsay Police Department as dispatcher until she retired in 1994. During these years in Lindsay she belonged to the Moonlighters club and later the Friendship Clubwhere she was involved in planning events, supporting fellow club members and providing meals for others. She also joined the Red Hat Society and loved going on club trips.
Lois loved listening to music and she often wrote poetry in her spare time. Among her other talents she was an expert seamstress and a wonderful cook, but her truest talent was found in the care and love she had for othersHer sweetness touched the hearts of everyone she met. She was greatly loved by her family and friends. Her husband once said of her, "She is all goodness, I mean she is really good through and through. She taught me how to love."
Lois had three daughters and two sons: Ladonna Jean (Knapp) Wilkes and her husband William of Mustang, Oklahoma; Julie Elizabeth (Knapp) Dockery and her husband Dorwin of Lexington, Oklahoma; Jacquelyn Jenette Knapp of Chickasha, Oklahoma; David Keith Knapp and his wife DeNell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Gary Bryan Knapp of Mansfield, Ohio.
She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Grand children are Alicia Dawnel Ramage, Summer Michell Gingrich, William Craig Wilkes, Ashley Nicole Knapp, Payton Elizabeth Hamm, Jamie Cristin Barlow, Justin Tate Dockery, Jesse Eugene Merett Dockery, Jonathon Phillips Dockery, Michael Connor McKay, Kory Bryan Knapp, Taylor Marie Knapp, Sydny Lee Tyler Dockery, and Cassidy Maxine Knapp. Great grandchildren are Nathan Allen Payne, Zackery Keith Ramage, Alexis Nicole Ramage, Kaitlyn Mae Elizabeth, Cohen Gingrich, Hannah Dockery, Mariah Dockery, Hayven Dockery, Braidan Dockery, Laela Elizabeth Hamm, Caden Gingrich, Joel Martin Barlow, Colton Scott Hamm, Jenika Lynn Moss, Clarke Gingrich, Aubrie James Barlow, Madilyn Michelle Suzanne Honaker, Emma Annette Hamm, Caleb Wilkes, and Emilia (Mia) Jane McKay. Great-great grandchildren are Scarlet Rose Theall and Roselyn LaDonna Helen Payne.
Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Don Knapp who passed away February 10, 2004, her parents, Albert Sidney Jackson Worley and Blanche Gladys Worley; three brothers; Albert Scott Worley, Seburn Edward Worley and John Ben Worley; two sisters, Sarah Emogene (Worley) Reynolds Williams and Fannie Lou (Worley) Stephens; two nephews, Steve Knapp and Brett Knapp: and one niece, Susan Renae Worley.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Erin Springs Baptist Church at 13053 Highway 76, Lindsay, Oklahoma. Services were under the direction of Scott Wilbourn with Boydston Funeral Home in Lindsay, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com
Published on October 25, 2017