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Lois A. Leger Whitmer  

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.

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  1. Justine Joska, January 26, 2015

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Lois. She touched so many lives and was truly a wonderful, good hearted woman. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I am thinking of you all at this very difficult time. From the first time I met Lois, she made me feel so warm and welcomed. I will miss that smile of hers and the tender way she always made me feel.

  2. Ray and Lela Petway, January 26, 2015

    We are sorry for the loss of your mother.
    May God give you peace, comfort, and strength in your time of sorrow. May you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ray and Lela Petway
    3604 Craigholm Ct.
    Charlotte, NC. 28262-2574

  3. Edna Trout, January 27, 2015

    I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a large part of your entire life and it will be so very hard to move on with that empty spot in your life. Just remember she loved you and wishes the very best for you and your family. Keep remembering all the great times, and I know there were many, and be happy for all the time you did have with her. She lives on in all your memories.
    God Bless,

  4. Janice Fontello-Erskine, January 27, 2015

    Dear Sue – I am so sorry to learn that your Mom passed away. When I saw her photo in the paper, I recognized her immediately even though it was probably 35+ years since I last saw her. She truly made a wonderful impression and I remember her as a very sweet and caring woman. My heart goes out to you & Maurice and Your family on your loss. Sincerely, Janice Fontello-Erskine & family.

  5. Debbie Cabell, January 28, 2015

    Sue – so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a sweet and caring woman and I know she will be missed by so many. I always enjoyed seeing her and she was an inspiration to me. I enjoyed seeing her at Asbury. I know you have a lot of good memories – and she was a great part of them. My prayers go out to you & your family in your loss. Keep in touch!


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