Obituary Details

Lois Vera Eikenberry

(04/08/1907 - 05/13/1985)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/23/1985

Lois Vera Eikenberry

Services for Lois Vera Eikenberry, 78, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Peet Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Roy Howell of the Congregational Church officiating.

Mrs. Eikenberry, an area resident since 1935, died May 13 at the Niobrara County Nursing Home. She had been confined to nursing homes since suffering a stroke in April 1976.

Born April 8, 1907, in Virgil, S.D., she was the daughter of Lydia and William B. Taylor. She received her education in Brookings, S.D. and came to Wyoming in 1935 to teach at the Rawhide School after having taught several years in South Dakota. Later in her career, she taught in the Lusk grade school.

She married Howard H. Eikenberry on June 28, 1936. They purchased the family ranch from her husband's father shortly after their marriage and the Eikenberrys reared their four children on the ranch, 17 miles southwest of Lusk in the Rawhide Buttes area. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Lusk.

Survivors include her four children, Mrs. Bill (Helen) Oates and Robert, both of Lusk, Howard of Denver and William of Cheyenne; three brothers, Don and Cooley, both of Lusk and Martin of Seattle, Wash., one sister, Loretta Schipporiet of Hubbard, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 30, 1983; three brothers, Benjamin, Robert and Sylvanus Taylor; and one sister, Olive McFarling.

Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. Memorials to the Niobrara County Ambulance Fund or the Niobrara County Nursing Home in care of the Peet Mortuary would be equally appreciated.

The Lusk Herald
May 16, 1985
Funeral Notice

Services for Lois Eikenberry, who died Monday, May 13, will be held at Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the Niobrara Ambulance Fund or Niobrara County Memorial Nursing Home.

Images & Attachments

The Taylor Family on 'Grandma' Taylors' 95th birthday - (seated) Vena Taylor, Grandma Lydia holding youngest great-grandchild Jeanne Hibbard, Mrs. Ollie McFarling; back row - Mrs. Lois Eikenberry, Don C. Taylor, Bob Taylor, Cooley Taylor, Martin Taylor, and Mrs. Lorretta Schipporeit.
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

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