Lois Jane Price, 80, of Portersville, died peacefully at home on Monday surrounded by her family following a short battle with very aggressive cancer.
She was born in California, PA to the late Rev. W. Gordon and Kathryn Pearle (Bradfield) Graves.
Lois graduated from Bradford Area High School and the Hamot Medical School of Nursing with a RN degree. She continued her education at Slippery Rock University graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Allied Health. She was employed at Bashline Hospital as a scrub nurse, then as a nurse supervisor at Grove City Hospital. Lois retired from the Slippery Rock School District in 2001. She was the school nurse for the middle school and high school.
She and her husband traveled throughout the world and loved to go on cruises. They volunteered their time and talents at Sun Valley Indian School in Arizona. Lois enjoyed life. She loved her family and friends, cared about people, and appreciated God’s nature. She spent time praying for friends and family.
Lois was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Butler and Gideons International. She had a heart for missions and was very active on the Pittsburgh District Nazarene Missionary Council. She went on mission trips to Mexico and South Africa. Lois was elected multiple times to be a delegate at the Nazarene General Assembly.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin L. Price, her daughters, Rebecah J. Price of Portersville, PA and Deborah K. (Barry) Hixon of Butler, PA; her sisters, Dr. Carolyn G. (James) Rohe of Cary, NC and Judith M. Tayes of Anniston, AL; and her brother, W. Gordon (Cathy) Graves Jr. of Pagosa Springs, CO; two step-grandchildren, Joel R. Hixon and Luke D. Hixon of Mars, PA; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends of Lois Jane Price, who died Monday, February 10, will be received Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Thompson officiating.
A private committal service will be held later at Mountville Cemetery near Portersville.
Donations can be sent to the JESUS Film Harvest Partners, 15055 W 116th St, Olathe, KS, 66062.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.