Lois Lorene Absher passed from this life to and eternal one Monday, June 2, 2003, at the age of ninety. She was born to William J. and Pauline Deason Sears on September 13, 1912, in Comanche, Oklahoma. Lois and Marcus L. Absher were married August 6, 1927, in Duncan, Oklahoma. They shared fifty-nine years together. She was a homemaker, loved to garden, and her family was her joy.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law - Therman W. and Charlotte Absher of Duncan, OK; one daughter and son-in-law - Holly and Patrick Smith of Duncan, OK; nine grandchildren - Patrick and Kathy Smith, Sharon and Jim Smith, Evelyn Courson, Michael and Joanna Smith, Toni and Martin Libhart, Richard Absher, Jeanene and Rob Lord, Marcus and Delayne Smith, and Mona and Lance Walden; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers - Aubrey Sears of Duncan, OK, and Kendell Sears of Healdton, OK; many nieces and nephews, and a vast extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marcus and daughter and son-in-law Ruth and Nelson Smith, one daughter-in-law, Lorna Absher, four sisters, Blanche Sorrell, Flay Beatty Anderson, Eunice Roebuck and Rudean Sitton; and three brothers , Harold Sears, Ray Sears, and W.J. Sears.
Funeral services for Mrs. Absher were held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene in Duncan, Oklahoma, with Pastor Bobby Howard officiating. Burial was in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Comanche.