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Lois Cypert, 100, a longtime resident of Knox City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Knox City Cemetery, with Rev. James Carroll officiating. Services are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City. A visitation was scheduled Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lois was born March 18, 1919 in Weinert to Mettie (Holly) and Homer Hawes. She married Verlin Cypert on Oct. 8, 1938 in Haskell County. Lois served as president, vice president and secretary for First United Methodist Women. She served the Lions Club for over 45 years. She loved gardening and spending time with her family and her church family.
She is survived by her sons Jerald C. Cypert of Ennis and Lanny T. Cypert of Clovis, NM; brother Jerry Hawes of Georgetown, NM; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mettie and Homer Hawes; husband Verlin Cypert; son Roy W. Cypert; and three brothers Rex Hawes, James Hawes and J.C., Hawes.
Memorials can be given in Lois’ name to the First United Methodist Church, Knox City. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.