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Lois Kraus

1937 ~ 2019 (age 81)

Lois Eileen (Copeland) Kraus passed peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, Kansas. Lois was born on July 2, 1937 in Detroit Kansas to Roy and Esther (Gloss) Copeland.  On June 18th, 1954 Lois married the love of her life, Bill Kraus.  June 18th, 2019 would have marked their 65th anniversary.  Of this union, three children were born:  Connie Fisher, Becky Bowen and Bruce Kraus.

Lois was an active farm wife who also worked at Buckeye Bait and the Register of Deeds office through the years.   Lois loved her family dearly, doing what she could for them and just spending time together. She enjoyed camping with friends, cooking and baking, knitting, crocheting and sewing, watching football and car racing on TV and spending time with friends.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Billy L Kraus, Council Grove; children, Connie Fisher, Council Grove; Becky Bowen and husband Marc, Blue Springs, Missouri; and Bruce Kraus and wife Shelli, Alta Vista. Grandchildren:  Bj Buchman and husband, Tyson; Jeralea Burnett and husband, Tyson; Jessica Olsen and husband, Wade; Dustin Bowen and fiancé Nicole Berberich; Jillian Kraus; Baylee Kraus and Glen Holmes. Great grandchildren are Wyatt Buchman, Brent and Brylea Burnett, and Leyton and Colt Olsen.

Preceding her in death were her parents and twin brother, Lloyd Copeland.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prairie View Cemetery next to Emmanuel Church, rural Alta Vista, Kansas.  Everyone is welcomed to attend. In case of rain, services will be held in the Emmanuel Church.  There will be no visitation or funeral services per Lois’s request.

Condolences may be posted on Zeiner Funeral Home’s website or through direct mail to a family member.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Morris County Hospital.

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