Lois Darlene Fortune, age 93 years, 5 months, 27 days of Corydon, Iowa and the daughter of Lloyd Everett and Gladys Izetta (Bailey) James, was born on January 7, 1925 in Osceola, Iowa. She passed away at Corydon Specialty Care on August 3, 2018.
On April 28, 1944, Lois was united in marriage to Wayne Eugene Fortune at the Trinity Methodist Church in Osceola. They were blessed with three children: James Luther, Ronda Jean and Steven Dwayne. Lois and Wayne lived and farmed near Weldon and Osceola until 1960 when they made the move to Allerton. She worked at nursing homes as an aid for several years but still managed time to help Wayne on the farm.
Lois was always loving, caring and kind; putting others before herself. Times were hard on the farm but she always made sure her kids were fed and had clothes to wear. She often sewed and made them new clothes.
She accepted Christ at an early age and made sure to introduce her children to Christ. Family was very important to her throughout her life. She loved everyone and cared for all people.
Lois developed Alzheimer’s in her later years which affected her memory and health. We remember all of the good times and some of the bad but knowing that she is with her husband in Heaven with no more pain is very comforting.
Lois is survived by her sons: Jim (Patty) Fortune and Steve (Vickie) Fortune; daughter, Ronda (Garth) Davis; sister JoAnn Sullivan; brotherin-law, Cloyd McBroom; 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; sisters;
Virginia Garner and Donna Jean McBroom; brother-in-laws; Allen Sullivan and Lloyd Garner; sister-in-law; Wanda Jackson and husband; F.D. Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon. Interment will immediately follow at Allerton Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Corydon Senior Meal Center and online condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com