Lois B. Landfair, age 95 of Lima, died at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Cridersville Health Care Center in Cridersville. She was born in Lima of Feb. 28, 1916 to Elmer Clarence Yoakam and Doris Elizabeth Shadley Yoakam, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 4, 1935 she married Robert G. Landfair, who died June 18, 1991.
She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1933 where she was a star Basketball forward/center that compiled a 47 – 14 – 4 record during her career. Mrs. Landfair retired from the Shawnee School System where she had been a secretary and librarian. She was inducted into the Shawnee Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 as “Shawnee’s number one fan”, having never missed a football or basketball game in 36 years.
Lois was a member of the Shawnee Community United Methodist Church, the YWCA, and the Retired Secretaries of Shawnee Schools.
Survivors include three daughters: Diana K. (Joe) Estill of Forest, VA; Sharon Lienberger, of Lima; and Cathy Kelloes of Winston, GA. eleven grandchildren: Darla (Mark) Riehm, Sharon (Joe) Older, Beth (Steve) Mullen, Sarah (Chad) Courtney, Christopher (Regina) Estill, Brian (Wendy) Deffenbaugh, Steven Lienberger, Tereza Kelloes, Kati (Nicholas) Dean, Marika (Jonathan) Booth, and Robert Kelloes, 4 step grandchildren: Ken Lienberger, Kim (Janet) Lienberger, Becky Ballamy and Kerry (Sheree) Lienberger; 12 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Darrell Yoakam and a son-in-law Thomas Lienberger.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Shawnee Community United Methodist Church. Pastor Charlotte Hefner will officiate. Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.
The family wished to thank the staffs of the Ridge at Shawnee and The Cridersville Health Care Center for the loving care given their mother.
Memorial contributions may be given to Shawnee Community United Methodist Church or the Hume United Methodist Church.
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 11:00 pm
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Address:2600 Zurmehly Rd, Lima, OH, 45806