WYATT -- Lois Louise Kunz Moreton, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home in Wyatt.
She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Wyatt, daughter to the late Charles Anthony and Anna Lee Hutcheson Kunz. She lived her entire life in the community of Wyatt where she was a life member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church until its closing and then moved her membership to the Charleston United Methodist Church. She served the Wyatt United Methodist Church as lay leader and speaker, treasurer, trustee and as a Sunday school teacher for young children for more than 60 years. She was owner and operator of Economy Oil Co until her retirement. Upon retirement she became a certified ombudsman for Mississippi County's nursing homes and served in that position until 2004.
On July 3, 1945, she married Allen R. Moreton who preceded her in death on November 3, 1973.
She is survived by nephews, Dr. M. A. Shively and wife Lucy of Watersmeet, Mich., Moreton Lee Shively and wife Wanda of Marion, Ill., Glenn M. Hillhouse, Jr. and wife Myra of Charleston, Richard Shively of Marion; nieces, Pat F. Hillhouse and husband John Finney of Nashville, Tenn., Marilyn J. Hillhouse of Cape Girardeau, Margaret H. Dean and husband Daniel Dean of Memphis, Tenn.
Two sisters, Marion Kunz Shively of Marion and Charlene Kunz Hillhouse of Charleston preceded her in death.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston until the service time at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dan Faust, pastor of the Charleston United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Pallbearers will be her great-nephews: Benjamin Hillhouse, Clayton Hillhouse, Christopher Layton, David Finney, Daniel Finney; and cousin, Richard Hutcheson.
Memorials may be sent to:
Charleston United Methodist Church
1700 E. Marshall St.
Charleston, MO 63834
Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center
201 N. Washington St.
East Prairie, MO 63845
Charity of donor's choice