Lois H. Clawson, 88, passed away Sunday September 19, 2021 at her home in rural Jamestown. Lois was born on April 3, 1933 in Fithian Illinois, daughter of Guy and Leona (Arnold) Ludwig. She married Harold Clawson on September 12, 1954 at the Thorntown Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two children, Devon (Kathy) Clawson and Gerald (Janet) Clawson; sisters Patricia Owens and step grandson Thadd (Laura) Haltom and three step great grandchildren, Ava, Weston and Ethan Haltom along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert and Lloyd Ludwig, and a sister Winifred Bush.

Lois was a 1951 graduate of the New Ross High School in which she was the salutatorian. She attended Purdue University for a short course in Home Economics after graduation. Later in her working career she also took computer classes at Ivy Tech.

She worked a short time for the Indiana Bell telephone company, then from 1953 – 1968 worked part time at the First National Bank of Crawfordsville. Then in 1968 became full-time and worked through the banks transition to Bank One retiring in 1993 after serving 40 years at the bank. She was the Assistant Vice President in accounting services working with IRA and Savings Accounts. She also assisted her husband with bookkeeping at Harpel Seeds in Shannondale Indiana for many years.

She was a member of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church serving in various roles within the church.

Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. She was well known during her working career as a cake baker from simple sheet cakes to wedding cakes; baking in pans that her husband had made for her turning out moist and delicious cakes. She also truly enjoyed gathering with her family for a good meal and conversation.

Family and friends will gather Monday, Sep. 27, for visitation from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tom Evans officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Following the service, Lois will be laid to rest at the Pisgah Cemetery in Montgomery County.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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