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Saturday, January 4, 2020
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Lois Worley, age 83 of Gatesville, fell asleep in death on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Cornerstone Church in Gatesville, with Pastor Greg Demmitt officiating.
Lois was born on Aug. 31, 1936 in Pierce, Colorado to the late Clifford and Ona Bennett Crouch. She grew up on the family farm in Cross Timbers, MO. Lois graduated from Hazel Valley School in 1953 in Cross Timbers at the age of 16 and moved to Kansas City, MO. There she was employed at the local newspaper and a shoe store. In 1954 Lois moved to Oregon, IL to enroll in Oregon Bible College. While at college she met Richard (Dick) Worley, who was also enrolled there. Lois graduated as the only female in her class of 1957. In 1958 she married Dick and together they moved to Gatesville. While in Gatesville, their two daughters were born. In 1962 the family moved from Gatesville and resided in several states over the next few years. During these years, Lois worked as a homemaker, at Indiana Motor Bus in South Bend, IN, and Continental Cable Company in Englewood, OH. In 1980 the family returned to Gatesville, and there Lois made her permanent home. She was employed as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Corrections at the Gatesville Unit until she retired in 1998. Lois will be remembered as one who gave all of her creative and physical energy to any project she undertook. Many will remember her as a wonderful cook and hostess, an artist and a decorator who could build anything to which she put her mind. Lois loved planting flowers (iris were a particular favorite) and trees. She could be seen many days walking along the roadside near her house with a trash bag in hand picking up litter. A tireless volunteer at the Gatesville Care Center, Lois encouraged others to do their civic duty as well. For many years she was a Sunday School teacher for the adult class at Cornerstone Church. Lois enjoyed writing stories and articles for the Church of God General Conference publications through the years. She provided illustrations for countless Bible lessons and materials. Lois was a singer and pianist and seamstress. Her favorite pastimes included cross stitch and quilting, and many friends and relatives display her works today. Most of all Lois will be remembered as a woman of wit, strength and independence. She was a member of Cornerstone Church.
She was preceded by her husband, Dick Worley; brother, Alan Crouch; and a grandson, Samuel Henson.
She is survived by her daughters, Tracy Carothers and husband, B.J.; Suzanne Henson and husband, Mark; sister, Fran Bennett; four grandchildren, Skyler Carothers, Canyon Carothers, Carolina Henson and Beth Henson.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials be made to Cornerstone Church, 338 State School Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528.