Lois Sue Mirkin


Lois Sue Mirkin, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away at home on December 22, 2020. Lois was born in New York in 1938 to the late Samuel and Flora Ruttenberg.

She attended Bronx Science High School, Cornell University, Hunter College, and Cooper Union. She and her former husband, the late Harris George Mirkin, were part of the Ethiopia I Project as Peace Corp Volunteers from 1962-1964. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute and also taught there. She created beautiful pottery. She had a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and worked as an Art Therapist at Crittenton and Gillis Home.

She passionately studied Jin Shin Jyutsu and helped clients, neighbors and friends live healthier lives. We will be honoring her on May 8th with a celebration of life in her garden. Mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, friend, mentor, neighbor, teacher, avid gardener, blessed soul — the world is an emptier place without her. We miss her dearly.

Memorial Contributions

If you would like to make a donation in her memory, she supported Harvesters(https://www.harvesters.org



  1. Teri on April 25, 2021 at 7:16 am

    I miss Lois so much. She taught me so much. I will never forget her.

  2. Fran Totta on April 18, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I loved Lois and feel such gratefulness in my heart for her kindness. She was always generous, nurturing and open hearted with me and my family and so many others. She will remain fondly in my heart and memories.

Leave a Comment

Obituaries & Condolences

Lora Kay Wamethi (Suddock)

Tracy Scott Nichols

Edward A. DeWitte

Richard Lee Bennett

Jill Elaine Jordan

Helen Oneita (Moss) Mansell

Pamela June Wills

Shirley Faye McFarland

Deborah J. Puhr

Clifford William Doherty, Jr.

Vicki Bruner Louvier

Patricia Ann Kuehn