Funeral services for Lois Hoskinson, 69-year-old Woodward resident, will be Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Woodward. The Rev. Jason Dirks will officiate. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral Service.

Lois Carolyn Hoskinson was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Taloga, Okla. to McKinnley “Dade” and Cordelia “Cordie” (Young) Freeman. She attended school at Clearlake and Laverne, Okla. In 1953 she was united in marriage to Vernon Bell. To this union six children were born. The couple made their home in Liberal, Kan., and later in Beaver, Okla. In 1970 she was married to Roy Hoskinson and they made their home in Forgan, Okla. Lois worked several years at the COOP as secretary and at the Beaver Nursing Home as a medical aid. When Roy medically retired from Panhandle Eastern in 1978, they made their home in Woodward, where she worked in housekeeping at the Woodward Regional Hospital. They enjoyed many happy years until his death in 1985. Lois continued to enjoy her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Lois enjoyed every new adventure that life had to offer and met each challenge with great determination. She was a very devoted wife, mother and doting grandmother.

Lois went to be with her Lord March 19, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Grace Living Center.

She was preceded in death by Vernon Bell; Roy Hoskinson; her parents; a grandson, Cody; a sister, Zeta Brennon; four brothers, Alan Ray, Lowe, Joe and Bud Freeman.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Evans and husband Ed of Woodward, Verna Mendoza of Stratford, Texas and Angelia Wittek and husband Ray of Higgins, Texas; three sons, Mark Bell and wife Antonia of Woodward, Brian Bell of Woodward and Kelly Bell and wife Patricia of Fayetteville, N. C.; five sisters, Daisy Gregory of Beaver, Okla., Alice Hall and Rosemary Rock, both of Woodward, Carol Dunavant and Sandra Reynolds, both of Bella Vista, Ark.; a brother, Cecil Freeman of Woodward; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

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