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Lois McCartor Wilcox Zobisch (February 16, 1912 - December 31, 2002) passed away quietly at Mon Pointe 46 days before her 91st birthday. She was in no pain or distress when she reached the end of a twelve year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
She and a twin sister, Marguerite were born in Shattuck, to Frank and Myrtle bowles McCartor. She was rasied on the family farm eight miles south of Shattuck, in Ellis County, with two more sisters, Willa and Leonore. Hre parents were recognized by the state of Oklahoma as a master farmer and master farm homemaker for the developement of their original homestad into one of hte area's outstanding family farms.
All four girls were extremely musial and sang at church and social events most of their lives. Lois was a clarinetist, Marguerite was a cellist, and all four girls played the piano. Lois continued to play the electric organ past her 90th birthday.
She completed a two-year teaching certificate and taught in a one room rural school. In 1934, she married Everett Wilcox who acheived great success as a high school band director in Wewoka. The Wewoka band won state, regional and national honors during his eleven years as their director. The family moved to Chickasha, in 1946 to open a music store and school supply business, which was just getting established when Everett was killed in the crash of a light plane in 1947. About forty years later, he was posthumously made a member of the Oklahoma Music Educators Hall of Fame.
Lois was always extremely active and when her son, Don graduated from high school and left for the University of Michigan, she returned to Oklahoma State University and completed her own college degree in Home Economics. She became a traveling county agent, and then made a consultant for the state of Oklahoma in all phases of home economics, with a specialty of interior design. She completely redecorated the Governor's mansion for one of its residents.
In 1959 she married Victor Zobish and they led a busy life together for forty years managing the Zobisch Grani Company, travelling, and being actively involved in their church in Geary. Lois was active in P.E.O. for over 50 years and in Eastern Star for 40. Victor died on day short of his 90th birthday, and for the past 3 years, Lois has lived in Morgantown, close to her son's family. While in Morgantown, she never missed one of her so's West Virginia University Band concernts, and thoroughly enjoyed her grand children and great grandchildren only days before her passing.
Lois Zobisch is survived by a younger sister, Leonore Schultz of Booker, Tex.; a son, Don Wilcox and Kaye Jean of Morgantown, WV; a daughter Vicki (Zobisch) and Rober Cundiff f Lorton, VA; grandchildren, Laurey (Wilcox) and Dan Richmond, Frederick, MD., Lisa (Wilcox) and Kevin Hughes, Mars, PA., Lynell (Wilcox) and Verus Thelander, Stockholm, Sweden, and Major D. Lee and Michele Wilcox, Troy, IL; great grandchildren Marc and Cathruy Richmond, Brian, Shane and Kelsey Hughes, Alex and Liam Theblander and Trevor and Alexis Wilcox.
Lois is also survived by a large close extended family, including her niece, Lois Ann Schultz, of Booker, Tex, and four nephews; Earl Mac Brown of Springfield, Mo., marvin Brown, of lnader, Wy, David Daivs of Kenner, La., and Bradley Schutlz, of Booker Tex.
In lieu of flowers the family requests support of the Alzheimer's Association, or the First Methodist Church in Geary, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held in February, and another in Shattuck, in the spring.
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