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Lois Maxine Dodd, 95, of Danville passed away early Monday morning, March 27, 2017, at The Waters of Covington.
Lois was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Homer, Ill., the daughter of Leonard and Daisy (Easton) Smith.
She married Kenneth Dodd on April 14, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Surviving Lois is her son, Gary (Mary Ann) Dodd; two daughters, Brenda Shanks and Julie (Steve) Myers; seven grandchildren, Jason Shanks, Tara (Alan) Hackerd, Tony (Christy) Dodd, David Dodd, Joseph Dodd, Maria (Dan) Thornton and Jordyn Shanks; and seven great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and one sister, Irene Hanks.
Lois graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1942. After graduation, Lois enlisted in the United States Army. She did her basic training in Wisconsin. After completion, she served in the Army 101st Nurses Corps. She served in England in charge of over 100 amputees. She also served in France and Germany.
After returning to the states, she married Kenneth Dodd and they both attended Varner Beauty School in Paris, Ill. They had their own beauty shop in Danville. After a period of time, they decided to start a family therefore closing the shop. She continued her nursing career as a school nurse for Fairchild School in Danville and in 1974 went to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Danville, retiring in 1978.
Lois was a member of Second Church of Christ, Danville. She enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with her family.
A celebration of Lois's life will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3490 N. Vermillion St., Danville, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Drew Mentzer will officiate, with entombment at a later date at Sunset Memorial Park.
Please join Lois' family in sharing memories and pictures on her Tribute Wall at www.sunset funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Church of Christ.
Published on  March 27, 2017
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