Lois Joyce Wagener MEADORS passed from this earthly life surrounded by her children on March 25, 2020.
Lois was born on June 25, 1926 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was predeceased by her mother Mary Kathryn (Carnahan) Finch, her father, Lawrence Louis Wagener, and her beloved husband, P.D. Meadors.
After graduating from South Charleston High School, Lois completed training as a Registered Nurse at St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Huntington, West Virginia. In June 1948 she married her childhood friend, Paul Dunn Meadors. They left West Virginia in 1960 and moved their family to Orlando, Florida, where P.D. became an agent with State Farm Insurance. Lois was secretary and receptionist at the office as P.D. began his business and was a homemaker for their family of 4 children.
Lois and P.D. were active youth Sunday School leaders at Killarney Baptist Church, Winter Park, for many years before becoming members of First Presbyterian Church Orlando. Lois continued her Bible teaching in the women’s circle ministry and was an active member of her Sunday School class and small group Bible study.
Lois sewed for her daughters during their growing up years and later in life enjoyed needlework including knitting and crocheting. As a member of First Presbyterian’s Shawl Ministry, she created shawls for members in need of comfort and was able to share her needle skills by teaching students attending the after school ministry of her church. For several years, Lois served her church by volunteering in the church office and at Wednesday night suppers. Many hours were given freely serving others.
Lois was a late-comer to the game of tennis, but she enjoyed many years of the game with friends at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Lois was an avid reader and an enthusiastic traveler seeing the world with friends and family, including taking her grandchildren, two or three at a time, on tours of Europe!
Lois’s home reflected her gift of hospitality. Her door was open to others over the years including youth groups, international students, her church circle, Bible study groups and visiting church workers. Sunday dinners always included pot roast, mashed potatoes, sweet tea and always plenty for family and last minute guests.
Lois is survived by her 4 children Terry Lee of Atlanta, GA; Dan Meadors (Beverly) of Winter Park, FL; Peggy Parsons (Greg) of Manassas, VA; and Sally Hartsfield (Ron) of Tallahassee, FL and her 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Wagener (Jean) of Northfield, MA and Tom Wagener (Karen) of Los Angeles, CA; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the physicians of Advent Health Family Medicine, the staff at The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center and Advent Hospice for their skilled and loving care for Lois and her family. We are especially grateful to Maria Morales (Advent Hospice) for shepherding us as Mom transitioned from this life.
Lois will be remembered as a loving wife, nurturing mother, caring friend, and one who endeavored to live a life that exemplified her Christian faith. A family celebration and memorial of her life will be held at a future date.
Should you desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Gardens at Depugh.