Lois A. Leger Whitmer
May 31, 1924 ~ January 24, 2015
Lois A. Leger Whitmer, age 90, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Kentmere Healthcare Center in Wilmington, DE.
Lois was born in Export, PA. She was the daughter of the late H. Roy and Chrystal (Staymates) Artman and the sister of the late Eugene V. Artman of Satellite Beach, FL.
Lois graduated from Trafford High School in Trafford, PA. She began her working career at the Westinghouse Airbrake Co. in Wilmerding, PA and later retired from Mellon Bank in Aliquippa, PA. After retirement, Lois moved to Delaware and assisted her daughter and son-in-law with their 7-Eleven business in Wilmington Manor, DE.
Lois was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, DE and a longtime friend of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Bear, DE. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Delmarva Emmaus Community.
She enjoyed playing bingo, creating holiday ceramics, and spending time and traveling with her family.
In addition to her parents and brother, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul C. Leger, former Mayor of Pitcairn, PA, as well as by her husband Walter W. Whitmer of Aliquippa, PA.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Susan Leger Egnor and husband, Maurice; grandson, Paul A. Egnor and wife, Heather; granddaughter, Krista Egnor Lewis and husband, Steven, and great-grandson, Keith Maurice Egnor, who was the light of his GG’s life.
A celebration of Lois’s life will be held 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening, January 28, 2015 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE, where friends may visit with her family from 5:00 -7:00 pm. Interment will be held in Irwin, PA.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Kentmere Rehabilitation and Vitas Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they extended to Lois and her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kentmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 1900 Lovering Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 or to Vitas Hospice Care, 100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713.