Lois Sheets

Lois Nottingham Sheets, age 91, of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 11, 1922, in Pocahontas County, she was a daughter of the late James and Truda Shinaberry Nottingham.

Lois married Ernie Sheets, formerly of Green Bank, November 8, 1941, in Crawford County and they recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. They moved to New Richmond, Pennsylvania, where they resided for 36 years, and more recently moved to Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.

She was raised on a farm and loved all animals and wildlife. Her interests included gardening, canning, cooking, camping, traveling and spending considerable time with her beloved family. She was a lifetime member of the Golden Crown Chapter 44 of the Eastern Star from Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.

Lois’ employment history included stints as a telephone operator in Norfolk, Virginia; a civil service employee at Camp Reynold’s Military Complex during World War II; an office worker at Talon Corporation; a cashier at the Crawford Store; and a bookkeeper/ cashier at Montgomery Wards.

Even though Lois moved to Pennsylvania, her heart was filled with fond memories of her Saulsbury Run home where she spent her childhood. To the end, she spoke of the farm she was raised on and remarked many times how the Conneaut Lake area looked like West Virginia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Douglas Sheets, and wife, Lisa, of Meadville, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Diane Mariani, and husband, Roland, of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. She was the proud grandmother of Matthew Mariani, and wife, Michelle, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Robert Sheets, and wife, Lacey, of Cochranton, Pennsylvania, and Lea Mariani Nicotra, of Washington, D.C.; and great-grandchildren, Isabella Mariani, Issac Mariani, Carter Sheets and Lorelei Sheets. She is also survived by a brother, James Nottingham, of Marlinton; and two sisters-in-law, Elise Setta, of Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania, and Patricia Cope, of Townville, Pennsylvania.

The family would like to thank the caregivers on Dogwood Street at Rolling Fields Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, PA 16335 or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.heatheway-tedesco.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Conneaut Park, Pennsylvania.


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