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Obituary of Lois Elizabeth Richards Hans
Lois Elizabeth Richards Hans
A devout Christian and member of South Church in Lansing, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2019, at the age of 86. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in South Africa and Tanzania by her missionary parents in the Assemblies of God, returned to the U.S. during adolescence. She attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and soon married, having 3 sons and 1 daughter. After turbulent times and loss of her marriage, she met a man with strong faith, Robert (Bob) Hans and married in June 1970. Together they traveled across the U.S., Canada, Africa, South America, and the Holy Land. Lois and Bob doted over the blended family, generously giving of themselves. Lois was loving, kind, compassionate, and detail-minded. She was artistic and musical with talents in sewing, calligraphy, silk flower arranging, photography, singing, playing piano, autoharp, bells, folk harp, and tuning pianos. She had been a valued employee of the Lansing Public Library. Lois is survived by her brother Gordon (Ethlyn) Richards, Kerrville, TX, sister Eunice Sinclair, Salem, OR, brother Wilfred (Diane) Richards, Lancaster, PA, her children Wes (Luz Marina) Dyring, Seattle, WA; Cheryl (Jim) Dougherty, Joliet, IL; Brent (Meg) Andersen, Springfield, OH; Nolan (Karen) Streets-Anderson, Nashville, TN; step-children Linda Perry, Lansing; Judy (Jim) Linebaugh, Portland; Richard (Charleen) Hans, Portland; Kathy Wiseman, Ionia; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents John and Mabel Richards, sister Anna Richards, brother Jonathan Richards, and step-daughter Sally Blodgett.
Visitation is from 10:00 -11:00 A.M. Tuesday with services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing with Pastor Keith C. Sova of South Church officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission in memory of Lois. Friends may visit the guest book and view the complete obituary at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com