Obituary: Lois Mae Kurr

Lois Mae Kurr, daughter of Paul Randolph Henry and Fern Beatrice Henry, passed from her earthly life on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Newton.

She was born on March 5, 1933, in Sedgwick and had recently celebrated her 85th birthday with family at Asbury Park. Lois attended school in Sedgwick and graduated from Sedgwick High School in 1951.

On May 26, 1951, she married Wilbur (Bill) Kurr, and they began building their family and farm/cattle business during the next 60 years in Harvey County. Lois served as office manager and bookkeeper for the operation.

She is survived by her children: Donna Fleetwood of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Robert (Bob) Kurr of Sedgwick, and Darla and Phil Osborn of Wichita; her grandchildren, Rachael (Osborn) and Zach Sachs of Pittsburg, and Lauren Osborn of Seattle; one sibling, Paul Henry of Moorehead, Minn.; a sister-in-law Ruby Kurr; and many nieces and nephews. Lois was predeceased by her husband Wilbur ( Bill) Kurr and granddaughter Katie Osborn.

Lois was the church organist at First Baptist Church in Newton for many years and also enjoyed playing the piano. She was a member of Harvey County Rural Life, a former member of Sweet Adelines and Harvey County 4-H. Lois was an accomplished seamstress who sewed clothes, including wedding dresses for her two daughters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton and noon to service time Friday at First Baptist Church where the family will greet friends prior to the service in fellowship hall. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

A memorial has been set up for First Baptist Church and Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.

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