C. Lois Urven, 83, was accepted into her Lord’s arms at her home in Bartlett, Illinois, with her devoted daughter, Lanette, at her side. Lois was born to Henry Oswell Brown and Edna Irene (Little) Brown on June 28, 1939. She grew up in Adams and Brown Counties, before joining our nation’s service as a devoted Navy wife with her marriage to former husband, Leon Urven on August 1, 1958. When they retired from the military, they returned home to Mt. Sterling. Lois was a cornerstone for both the Brown and the Urven families. Family and friends were always the center of her love and life. Her house on Pittsfield Road quickly became a focal point for extended relations: sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews always made it a point to visit “Auntie Lo’s Do-Drop Inn” when traveling home from near or far, in- or- out of state. Outside the home, she held a variety of positions, including, among others, clerk at Faugust’s Drug Store, bookkeeper for both Kirk Construction and Buckley Auto Parts, greeter at Farmer’s State Bank, and many years as Mt. Sterling’s elected City Clerk. She was a devoted member, Elder and Sunday School teacher at the First Christian Church, a 30 year member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and had served as a Girl Scout leader. Upon retirement, she relocated to an assisted living home in Bartlett in 2016.
She is survived by her children, Lance Edward (Betsy) and Lanette June, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, former husband Leon, one sister-in-law Thelma Jean Reische, and nine nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, her dearly beloved parents-in-law Marion and Sibyl Urven, her four sisters, Alice Elmira Brown, Osie Irene Winget, Vera Louise Sorrells, and Lula Mary Fink, six brothers-in-law, and four nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Steve Surratt officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hersman Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be directed to Mt. Sterling First Christian Church or Brown County Against Cancer.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.
First Christian Church
Mount Sterling IL
Brown County Against Cancer
P.O. Box 68, Mount Sterling IL 62353