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Sunday October 17th, 2021
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Lois Triggs

Lois Marie (Brand) Triggs was born January 4, 1927 in Union County, Iowa, to Lewis & Madge (Crittenden) Brand. She was welcomed by brothers Harold, Clyde, and Earl. Lois went to school on the ‘bus’ --- a horsedrawn sleigh, picking up hot stones from neighbors on the way to keep the kids all warm.

In 1937 the family moved to the Mt. Ayr area. The family had now grown to include Margaret, Dean, Paul, Wilma, Lee, and Jean. Little sister Betty joined the family in 1942. Lois attended the Urbana Poe #9 country school just a half mile from their home. She attended high school in Mt. Ayr, walking the 4 miles most days.
Lois graduated from Mt. Ayr High School in 1945. While she was in high school she took normal training course work to become a teacher. She taught country school for several years & was noted in the Mt. Record News as one of Ringgold County’s most successful teachers.
She married Ainslee Triggs August 4, 1946. They initially farmed in Ringgold County. Lois later managed the Clinton Motel, the Shamrock Café, the Mt. Ayr Hotel, and was the early morning Casey’s donut maker and was known for those donuts.
She was a Caregiver for the entire family. This started early in her life --- she was the oldest daughter of the 11 children. She was ‘in charge’ of the younger siblings. This carried through her lifetime.
She loved traveling and took multiple trips across the USA….even going to the Ukraine to visit niece Laura Kisarets. She wanted to research and know all the details of each location.
She was a long time member of the Mt. Ayr United Methodist Church where she was the wedding coordinator for several years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Lois passed away October 14, 2021 at the Ringgold County Hospital.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Ainslee, her parents, her brothers Harold, Dean, Clyde, and Earl and sister Margaret .

She is survived by brothers Paul and Lee; sisters Wilma Schafer, Jean Gilliland and Betty Cobb; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Memorials are to the United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Center, both in Mount Ayr.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lois Triggs

Sharmin Pool Jan 12 2022 9:54 PM

The Brand family was like part of our family all these years as they were neighbors with our grandparents on the farm. Lost of fond memories of all the family. Enjoy your memories.

Donald and Cham Crawford Oct 19 2021 1:42 PM

Jane Williams Jenny I know u loved and will miss ur Aunt Lois. She sounds like a great lady. I know u went to Iowa every year and visited her. Prayers to u and the whole family. She is looking down and smiling because u were a great niece to her.

Jane Williams Oct 18 2021 9:52 PM

I worked with Lois at the Shamrock Cafe. She was a very tidy lady and kept everything clean and organized. I once put a dead mouse on the handle of her car and you could have hear that scream all over town. I am lucky she did not make me DEAD too.

Richard Pence Oct 18 2021 2:46 PM

My heart breaks for all of you. Lois was a such a special caring lady, and friend who will be missed by all of us who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

CINDY DUGAN Oct 16 2021 10:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lois Triggs

Suzi Hartman Oct 16 2021 5:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lois Triggs

Nancy Swietlik Mackey Oct 16 2021 5:17 PM

Oh Lois, you taught me how to make donuts at Casey's! She trained me for the kitchen! I learned so much from her! We became good friends and had some good times! What a women! I know how much her family will miss Lois! So sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you♥️

Elaine Willis Oct 16 2021 3:36 PM

Am so sorry to hear this. Lois and her husband were people my folks visited with when we were just small kids. Was fun to go to their home. Then when we moved back to the area she became part of our Sr Activity Center group, took part in bus trips with her sisters and kept Wilma in line (as much as anyone could). I know she will be sorely missed in your family but am sure there are lots of great memories of family get-togethers.

Lyle & Janet Hogue Oct 16 2021 10:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lois Triggs

Jenny Triggs Oct 15 2021 10:02 PM

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