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Lois Brann

September 5, 1924 — August 2, 2020

Van Wert, Ohio

Lois Brann, 95, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Van Wert Manor. Lois was born September 5, 1924, in Lilly, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late William and Alice (Hall) Carruthers.

Lois graduated from Lilly Washington High School in Lilly, Pennsylvania.

Lois enjoyed crocheting, quilting and reading. She spent many hours hand quilting and crocheting for the children and grandchildren. All gifts that will be cherished for many generations. She was rarely found without a needle or book in her hands.

In 1946, Lois married the love of her life, George Brann, who preceded her in death on November 5, 1981. Together they raised their family in Eastlake, Ohio. Lois retired from the City of Eastlake after many years as Assistant Finance Director. After retirement, she moved to Van Wert, Ohio to be near family.

Lois was a woman of faith and read her bible daily. She was a member of the former Bethel United Methodist Church and current member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

Lois is survived by her sons, George "Ric" (Peggy) Brann of Anson, Texas, and Ron (Marci) Brann of Stafford, Virginia, and her daughter, Judi (Jim) Loughrie of Van Wert. Lois is also survived by her grandchildren; Jim (Tracy) Loughrie of Mooresville, NC, Rich Brann of Anson, Texas, Michael (Colleen) Brann of Colorado Springs, CO, Chris (Crystal) Brann of Coleman, Texas, Jeremy (Dawn) Brann of Avoca, Texas, Jeff (Kris) Loughrie of West Chester, Ohio, Ron Brann of Stafford, Virginia, Dr. Corinne (Nate) Summers of Seattle, Washington, Jared Loughrie of Van Wert, Brandon (Emily) Brann of Tallahassee, Florida, and Alison (Ted) Brann of Maryland. She also leaves behind 25 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren, along with many very special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William, Ralph, Donald and Kenneth Carruthers, and her sisters, Jean Carruthers, Esther Claar, Ethel Campagna, Dorothy Evon and Margaret Bart.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert with Rev. Chris Farmer officiating. A graveside committal will take place at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. Also, one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Although family and friends are invited to attend Lois's services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the members of Lois's family and friends who are at risk. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as able per state health department mandates.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Adams and the staff at Van Wert Manor for their loving care of Lois.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 7, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

113 W Central Ave, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Committal Service

Monday, August 10, 2020

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

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