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Columbia Missourian

Lois D. Lorton, Aug. 19, 1935 — Sept. 9 2013, of Columbia

By Memorial Funeral Home
September 9, 2013 | 3:39 p.m. CDT

Lois D. Lorton, 78, passed away September 9, 2013, at Columbia Healthcare in Columbia, MO.

Lois was born August 19, 1935, in Ashland, MO to Harley B. Nichols and Emma Mildred Nichols. She was married to Donald Lorton in Columbia on August 22, 1953. He survives.

Lois was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was also a member of the Brown Station Coffee Ladies.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by her daughter ,Deborah Melloway, of Columbia, MO, two grandchildren, Angie Melloway, of Centralia, and Adam Melloway(wife Kristle), of Hallsville, MO; and one sister Lurline Griggs.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dewayne Lorton, a brother, Spencer Nichols, and one sister, Laura Lee Stone.

Funeral services for Lois will be held at Memorial Funeral Home Friday September 13, 2013 at 10:30am, with graveside services immediately following. Visitation will be held Thursday September 12, 2013 6:00-8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association 4687 N Mesa St El Paso, TX 79912

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.