NORMAN — Lois Mildred Jans, 71, died at home Monday, May 12, 2014, after a long illness. She was born March 19, 1943, to Robert and Mildred Cochrum.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred and sisters, May and Barbara.
Lois is survived by her husband, Duane Jans Jr.; three sisters, Robbie Bennett and husband Earl of Williamstown, W.Va., Edith Conway and husband Paul of El Centro, Calif., and Charlotte Ashurst and husband Kenny of Westmoreland, Calif.; three children, Dennis Strawhun and wife Lori of Norman, Robyn Beenken and husband Delbert of Grundy Center, Iowa, and Bryan Jans and wife Joy of Clutier, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lois spent her entire life working with the mentally handicapped and elderly citizens.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., July 28, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Norman.
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