Lois Evelyn Carney, 82, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born March 18, 1940, in Lupus, Missouri, the daughter of William Raymond “Dub” Galliher, II and Katie Mae (Ash) Galliher.
She was a 1957 graduate of California High School.
She was united in marriage on July 28, 1957, in High Point to Billy “Bill” Don Carney who preceded her in death on August 26, 2007. Lois and Bill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before Bill’s death.
Lois worked for the Cole R-1 School District for over 26 years as a bookkeeper, secretary to the Superintendent, and secretary to the School Board. She also worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
She was a member of the Corticelli Baptist Church. Lois loved spending time with her family and dogs Blondee and Rose. She loved to hop on the Ranger and check the cows with the dogs riding shotgun. You could often find her mowing her grass in the summer as this was one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoyed a good game of cards with her neighbors at their monthly card games.
Survivors include her two children, Charles “Chuck” (Brenda) Carney, Russellville; Linda (Philip) Lenk, Rocky Mount, MO; three grandchildren, Amanda (Josh) Batye, Russellville; Melissa Anderson, San Antonio, TX; Ashley Birdsong, Russellville; 11 great-grandchildren; two siblings, William “Sonny” (Marilyn) Galliher, High Point; Shirley Patton, Pom de Terre, MO; and a sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Gadd, Overland Park, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dub and Katie Galliher; her husband, Bill Carney; one son, Randy Carney; one daughter, Donna Ilene Carney; one granddaughter, Jennifer Diane Carney; one great-granddaughter, Bella Lin Batye; and a sister, Lela Fay Galliher.
Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Russellville. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Alan Earls officiating. Burial will be in Enloe Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Russellville. trimblefunerals.com