Lois M. Droppers, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service.
Lois Maye was born to Ethan L. and Rozina (Behrens) Ades on September 30, 1927 in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Boone High School and attended Boone Junior College. After college, she worked at an insurance company in De Moines, Iowa, James Hare States Attorney, Teacher Aide at Millerdale Colony, Hand County Hospital, Silver Grill, Osborns Grocery, and managed Super 8 and the Dew Drop Inn.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, driving to the river, and loved spending time with all her children. Being outside and visiting with people were some of her favorite pastimes.
Lois is survived by her children: Leann Blasdell of Huron, Keith Jr (Deb) Hart of Rapid City, and Ken (Lynda) Hart of Pierre; step-children: Morris (Joy) Droppers of Gaylord, MI and Lisa (Thomas) Enderson of Sioux Falls; two sisters: V. Pearl McCambrige of Boone, Iowa, and Helen Ufen of Philip; two sisters-in-law: Salley Ades of Des Moines, IA, and Jean Droppers of Yankton; grandchildren: Robbie (Camie) and Krissa Blasdell, all of Miller, and Nathaniel Hart of Pierre; great grandchildren: Cole, Lucas, Tre (Megan) and Taica Blasdell; great-great grandchildren: Jase Blasdell; many step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren; special friends, Patsy LaGrande and Dakota Auch; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; daughter, Barbara Hart; parents; sister, Della Holcomb and Geraldine Pierson; brothers: Donald Ades and twin brother, Lloyd Ades; seven sisters-in-law; and six brothers-in-law.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lois’ arrangements.