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Nov. 19, 1915 Perry Lake County Ohio, USA
Nov. 28, 2012 Avon Lorain County Ohio, USA
Lois Marie was my husband's maternal aunt.
She was born and reared on a farm in Perry, Ohio, with five brothers and four sisters. She was her parents' eldest daughter and second eldest of the ten siblings.
Lois graduated from the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. Upon completion of her schooling she continued to work for CMGH for five years, serving two years as head nurse.
She was later employed as a registered nurse in the pediatric department and newborn nursery for St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain, as well as Amherst Hospital in Amherst, Ohio. She retired in 1980 from Elyria Memorial Hospital.
Lois loved nursing and being of service to others. She was honored in the "Who's Who In Nursing" 1990-1991 edition.
She was a member of the Christian Temple Disciples of Christ in Lorain, where she was active in the choir.
Lois was a lifelong member of CMGH Nursing Alumni Association, AARP, and Avon Lake Women's Chorus. In addition to nursing, her greatest joys were music and gardening.
She is survived by her son, David L. Kacur, of Avon, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jackie Spain and Michael Kacur, both of Orlando, Florida; sisters Vera "Bunnie" Johnson of Madison, Ohio; Neva (Jerry) Sims of Mentor, Ohio; Avelda "Dolly" Weber of Rossford, Ohio; Jessie Sabo of Perry, Ohio; brothers Vaughn "Dutch" (Marilyn) Johnson of Perry, Ohio; Ben (Sara) Johnson of Houston, Texas; and Charles (Nancy) Johnson of Perry, Ohio.
Also surviving Lois are numerous nephews and nieces whom she loved dearly and who loved her in return.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kacur; her only daughter, Ellen Marie Kacur; two of her three sons, Michael Brian Kacur and Barton Winslow Kacur; her parents, Mark and Floy (nee Penhollow) Johnson; two brothers, Dale Johnson and Victor Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Chip Sabo and Stanley Weber; a sister-in-law, Sarah Johnson; and nephews Jeff Johnson and Rickey Sabo.
People liked her, not because She was rich or known to fame; She had never won applause As a star in any game. Hers was not a brilliant style, Hers was not a forceful way, But she had a gentle smile And a kindly word to say.
Never arrogant or proud, On she went with manner mild; Never quarrelsome or loud, Just as simple as a child; Honest, patient, brave and true: Thus she lived from day to day, Doing what she found to do In a cheerful sort of way.
Wasn't one to boast of gold Or belittle it with sneers, Didn't change from hot to cold, Kept her friends throughout the years, Sort of girl you'd like to meet Any time or any place. There was always something sweet And refreshing in her face.
Sort of girl you'd like to be: Balanced well and truly square; Patient in adversity, Generous when her skies were fair. Never lied to friend or foe, Never rash in word or deed, Quick to come and slow to go In a neighbor's time or need.
Never rose to wealth or fame, Simply lived, and simply died, But the passing of her name Left a sorrow, far and wide. Not for glory she'd attained, Nor for what she'd had of pelf, Were the friends that she had gained, But for what she was herself.