Mrs. Lois Finley Black, age 90, of Marion, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Lois was born in Marion on March 6, 1929 to the late Thomas Finley and Mamie Jane Hyder Finley. As anyone who knew Lois will attest, her devotion to her family was undeniable. She was, in fact, the glue that held her family together and within her sphere of influence, those precious to her knew that her love and motherly care was unquestioned. She selflessly cared for her husband, mother and sister during their times of poor health. Lois always saw people in their most positive light and her compassionate nature won her many friends. She was retired from Coates American following many years of faithful service and was of the Lutheran faith. Her husband, John Edward Black, preceded her in death in 1980 along with her son-in-law, Ronnie Spake in 2012.
Surviving are two children, Cindi Black Spake and Mike Black, both of Marion; a granddaughter, Kim Mostiller and husband Chris; a grandson-in-law, William Morris and wife Misty; four great-grandchildren, Brooke Morris, Amanda Bingham, Branson Bingham and Kendall Mostiller; and her cherished friend, Debbie Friesland.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Steve Bugenhagen officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband. Flowers are acceptable and appreciated, however, those desiring to make a memorial contribution in her memory are encouraged to donate to the charity of one’s choice.
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