Meadville Tribune

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December 21, 2012

Lois Jean Surrena Glenn

MEADVILLE — Lois Jean Surrena Glenn, 77, of Meadville, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at home.

She was born in Marion Township, Butler County, Sept. 19, 1935. She was a daughter of Paul James Surrena and Margaret Ann Norris Surrena.

Lois graduated nursing school in the early 1960s and worked many years as an LPN. She worked in Spencer Hospital and various nursing facilities in Crawford County. She also worked at Sunset Memorial in Las Vegas when she and Russell Fisher lived there.

Lois loved decorating, flower gardens and fluffy kitties.

She was a member of St. Mary of Grace Church in Meadville.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Yvonne Walsh Gerlach of Meadville, born to her marriage with John J. (Jack) Walsh, who is now deceased; five granddaughters, Amy Walsh of Meadville, Courtney Burgess Walsh of Burlington, Vt., Meadow Walsh of Meadville, Beth Hofius Burnie of Meadville and Marcie Wolfe of New York; and six great-grandchildren Summer Proper, Ezra Walsh, Alexander Walsh of Meadville, Wallace Burgess and William Gumbrell of Burlington, Vt., and Benjamin Goss of Maryland. She is also survived by her two sisters that she loved very much, Betty Emmett and her husband, Fredrick, of Wesley, and Peggy Surrena Minder and her husband, Stewart, of Texas. Lois has four beautiful nieces and four handsome nephews; 35 great-nieces and nephews.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Reagan Ann (Tammy) Artman; a grandson, David Alan Hofius; and Russell Fisher, whom she was with for many years and always held close to her heart. Mom, you will never be taken away from us again, you are now a free spirit and with Jesus, running through meadows of flowers with Grandma, Grandad and your grandchildren. You are finally free, we all love you.

Arrangements are under the direction of McKinley Funeral Home, 103 Emlenton St., Clintonville.

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