Lois J. Drew
Age 87, passed away Monday January 9, 2023 at Salem Village Nursing Home.
Survived by her devoted sons David (Delene) Drew of Newark, IL and Paul R. (Karen) Drew of Shorewood, IL; grandchildren Danielle (Steve) Nichols, Deanna (Nathan) Jacobs, Dana, Delaney, Allison and Stacy Drew; four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jessie, Jeanne and Ginny Drew. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by her husband Merle Drew; parents Roger E. and Bernice H. Cox; brother Jerry Cox and sister Carol Sheriffs; sisters-in-laws Betty Spires, Dorothy Baude, Donna and Judy Drew; brothers-in-law Russell, Richard, Earl and David Drew.
Born in Chicago, IL. Graduated from Jacksonville High School in Florida. She moved back to Joliet and married Merle Drew in 1954. Lois continued her education at Silver Cross Hospital for her Nursing Degree and worked at Silver Cross Hospital after graduation. Member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Naperville, a former member of the Holly Club. Lois helped start up the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic and volunteered at the Clinic.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, with Rev. Matt Mimlitz officiating. Entombment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Friday morning 10:00 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1190 Olsen Dr., Naperville, IL 60540 would be appreciated.