Lois M. Laidacker

Lois M. Laidacker, 91, of Seagrave Drive, Watsontown, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation where she had resided since July of 2009.

Born Oct. 15, 1921, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Mary (Doctor) Schooley. On June 24, 1944, she married Maurice L. “Mike” Laidacker and they have celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Lois graduated from Montgomery Clinton High School in 1939 and from Goodwin School of Business in 1941. She had worked in the engineering office of Watsontown Cabinet Company for a few years, and also for F.H. and Madge Marquardt’s home office.

Lois served as organist and choir director in several area churches and was a private piano teacher for many years. She was a volunteer at the former Kramm’s Nursing Home and was the pianist for the chorus there.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Turbotville, the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society and AARP. She enjoyed being with her family and friends.

Surviving besides her husband, are four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. and Lisa Laidacker, Hughesville; Larry M. and Suzanne Laidacker, Muncy Valley; James M. and Debra Laidacker, Watsontown, and David R. and Susan Laidacker, Danville; a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Neal Parker, of Franklin; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a sister, Marion Newton in 1967 and a brother, James Schooley in 2011.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 6 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville with her pastor, the Rev. Erwin C. Roux officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.