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She worked in a World War II bomber plant in Kansas City Lois Louise Lane, the daughter of Arthur Guthery and Emma (McPherson) Guthery, was born March 5, 1921, in Brown Branch, Mo., and passed away Feb. 4, 2008 at the age of 86 years 10 months and 29 days.
After working in a World War II bomber plant in Kansas City, she moved to Modesto, Calif., where she and her husband Harry owned and operated a taxi company. She retired to Ava but needed to be more active so they moved to Springfield where, for a number of years, they owned and operated motels. A few years after Harry’s death, she returned to the West Coast and has lived in Fremont, Calif., since 1981.
Refusing to stay retired, she worked for Motel 6 until the age of 83. Lois was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Fremont, Calif.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry C. Lane; three brothers, George, Bill and Fred Guthery; and two sisters Grace and Stella Guthery.
She is survived by her children, Lee Adams and Patrick Lane; one granddaughter, Melissa Lane; and one great-grandson, Andrew Lane, all of Fremont Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.