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Lois Whitley

February 25, 1926 — May 5, 2023

Lois (Watson) Whitley, 97, of Greenfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Traditions of Chillicothe on Friday, May 5, 2023. Lois was born on Thursday, February 25, 1926, at home on Housemantown Road, Bainbridge, Ohio, the first of five children born to Staton and Ollie (Shoemaker) Watson.

Lois attended Bainbridge Elementary School and Greenfield McClain High School. In 1948 she married Berlin R. Whitley of Greenfield who preceded her in death in 1993 after 45 years of marriage. Lois was employed by the American Pad and Textile Company and the U.S. Shoe Corporation until retiring in the late 70s. She cared for her granddaughter and in her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles, soap operas (Y&R), and computer solitaire. She loved to read, having read hundreds of mystery novels.

Lois is survived by her son, Marion (Susie) Whitley of Greenfield, and two daughters Carole (Rue) Lambert and Allison (Jeff) White both of Bainbridge, Ohio. Five grandchildren also survive; Chris (Tonia) Vorhies, Nicole (Chad) Richmond, Matt Lambert, Lucas White, and Logan White; three great grandchildren Evan Vorhies, Noah Richmond, and Morgan Richmond; and one great-great grandchild, Belle Richmond. Also surviving is one sister-in-law Thelma Watson and many special nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Earl Watson, Gordon Watson, and Wayne Watson; and one sister Eleanor Smith Chroninger.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 1 p.m. in the ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield with Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Following the service, Lois will be laid to rest beside her husband, Berlin, in Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. To share a memory of Lois and sign her online register, go to

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