Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lois Bowman Slusher

Lois Bowman Slusher, 95 of Floyd, VA. went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2018.
Lois was born on December 8, 1922. She graduated from Floyd High School and attended Madison College for 2 years. During WWII she began working as a laboratory technician at the Radford Powder Plant now the Radford Army Arsenal. In December 1945 she married J.Edward Slusher and began teaching Chemistry at Willis High School. After teaching school for several years she was asked to help as a case worker for Social Services. She remained in that profession for 32 years.
She loved God and enjoyed church at Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren where she had attended since childhood. Her church family was an important part of her life. She loved her church and was a faithful member. She was involved in every aspect of church activities. She was always ready to help everyone from teaching to bringing food to every church dinner.  She enjoyed flowers and growing things, cooking, and especially spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Carsie Bowman; husband, J.Edward Slusher; sisters, Esther Trail, Ruby Castle; brother, David Bowman; and other loved family members.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Shockey; granddaughters, Robyn Cicarelli (Pat), Amanda Rogers (James); great grandson, Killian Rogers; sister, Joyce Pugh (Leslie); numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Carilion Hospice and Nexus Homecare for all the love and care they gave over the past 6 months.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren with Pastor Angela Carr officiating. The interment will follow at the Laurel Branch Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at Maberry Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958 or The Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren, C/O Robert Weeks, 3948 Floyd Hwy. S., Floyd, VA 24091.

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