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Lois Perkins

Former homemaker Lois L. Perkins, 102, of McPherson, died Friday in McPherson.

She was born July 30, 1914, to Hardy Wallace and Barbara Lucretia (Burns) Fortner in McPherson.

A graduate of Fort Smith, Arkansas, High School, she married Vernon Perkins on Nov. 10, 1933, at Van Buren, Arkansas.

She was a member of Free Methodist Church, McPherson. She was a gardener, reader, seamstress, and volunteer at Central Christian College.

She was preceded in death by sons Gerald, Stanley, Vernon Jr., and Chester Perkins; infant sister, Betty Jean Perkins; brothers, Robert and Gordon Fortner; and half-brother, Kenneth Whitney.

She is survived by daughters Earline Magathan of Marion, Nadine Bonham of McPherson, Barbara Huff of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary Kluss of Nickerson, and Erma Perkins of McPherson; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was Tuesday at Free Methodist Church, McPherson, with interment at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Free Methodist Church or Hospice of Reno County-McPherson.

Last modified Nov. 24, 2016