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Lois I. (Greathouse) Dunne, 86, Kokomo, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 8, 1930 in Tipton County to Ed and Edith (Ogden) Dobson. In 1949 Lois married Fred Greathouse Jr. and he passed away in 1979. She then married Bill Dunne on Aug. 16, 1980 and he survives. She had retired from Delco Radio in 1978.
Lois was most proud of her family. She was an important link in the closeness of her mother, daughter, grandkids and great-grandkids. Her family was her passion and she taught them lifelong skills such as the ability to overcome challenges, being hard working, determined, caring, and friendly. Lois was always concerned about others. Cooking was one of Lois's favorite things to do, and she enjoyed sharing and hearing about recipes. Peanut butter balls at Christmas, ham salad, and fried chicken are among her family's favorites. Lois and Bill enjoyed spending several winters in Leesburg, Florida, and summers at Lake Shafer. She loved to play golf and was proud of her hole-in-one. Lois and Bill spent hours jigsaw puzzling and donating the finished projects to her granddaughter's classroom of second-graders. Mr. and Mrs. Dunne are members of Fairview Baptist Church in Kokomo and loved attending Cowboy Church. After she was unable to attend, she watched and listened to church and gospel music on television. Thank you to all the amazing care from Great Lakes: Chaplain David Dodson, her special friend Rachel and nurse Stephanie Morris. Stephanie is so much more than a nurse to Lois and her family. Stephanie is the epitome of one who is called by God to be BY YOUR SIDE. Thank you, also, to "In Stitches with Deb" and Deb Zent for the thoughtful gift of gowns. Lois loved her dear friend, Elva. She and Bill became best friends with neighbor, Bud Buck, whom she loved dearly.
Survivors include her husband, Bill; her daughter, Deborah Greathouse Tackett; a stepdaughter, Jeanne Dunne; two granddaughters; Tina (David) Roller and Kelly (Chris) Tuberty; her great-grandchildren, Joshua Roller, Mallory Roller, Cassidy Roller, Morgan Tuberty and Meg Tuberty; and her brother, Mack Dobson.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Greathouse; her son-in-law, Jerry Tackett; and her sister-in-law and best friend Doris Dobson. A graveside service will take place in Tipton's Fairview Cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017.
Published on July 1, 2017
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