Lois Rae Peppin
Lois Rae Peppin, 87 of Edwardsville, Kansas passed away October 11, 2016 at the Olathe Hospice House.
Lois was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 1, 1929 and was the 2nd of three children of Raymond and Esther Peppin. While growing up in Chicago, Lois loved to sail on Lake Michigan and volunteered as a scout leader for the Girl Scouts of America.
Lois started her career with The Wilson Meat Company in Chicago, and was later transferred to Oklahoma City where she continued working for Wilson’s for over 25 years. During the time in Oklahoma, she became an avid college football fan and would follow all of the games. Lois’ greatest passion was for nature and animals, and she had many cats over the years. Her concern for animals was so great that she volunteered for Operation Wildlife (OWLS) and continued to do so long after she retired.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her older sister, June Becker, and younger sister, Laverne Rutherford. Lois is survived by several nephews, great nephews, great nieces, two cousins, Joyce Ryan and Phyllis Harnisch, and several close friends in the Kansas City area who were considered family.
Private memorial celebrations will be held at OWLS in Linwood, Kansas, and in the Chicago area at a later date.