LOLA M. (DAVEY) KERAN was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Osawatomie, Kansas, to Lloyd Augustus Davey and Stella May (Hate) Davey, and peacefully passed away at the Graham County Hospital in Hill City, Kansas, on April 15, 2019, at the age of 96.
She graduated from Parker Rural High School in Parker, Kansas, in the class of 1941. Following graduation, she worked at the telephone company in Parker, operating a switchboard.
On June 7, 1942, she married Ervin Keran of Arvada, Colorado, in Osawatomie. They made their home in Denver, Colorado, for 49 years. To this union, two daughters were born, Judith Elaine and Carol Lea. Lola worked as a mother and homemaker.
While in Denver, Lola and Ervin were members of Grace Baptist Church for 39 years. Lola taught Sunday School and Baptist Youth classes for several years, as well as Girls Gild. She volunteered her work for several years at Mt. Vista Nursing Home in Arvada, Colorado. She and Ervin also provided day care for 12 years in their home for a couple of families.
Ervin and Lola moved to Lenora, Kansas in 1990, and joined the United Parish Church, where she has been an active member. Her hobbies and pastimes have included crocheting, reading, scrapbooking and volunteering for church activities.
Lola is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Stella May; a step-father, Ed Miner; her husband of 62 years, Ervin Lee Keran, who passed away on Sept. 22, 2004; three brothers, Gerald, Fred, and Gorden Dean Davey; one great-granddaughter, Melissa Dillon.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judith, and husband, David Beck, Henrico, Virginia.; Carol, and husband, Tom Gerlits, Lenora,.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Diehm, Osawatomie; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Davey, Osawatomie; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
FUNERAL SERVICE – Friday, April 19, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.
PLACE – Lenora United Parish Church – Lenora, Kansas
VISITATION – Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Enfield Funeral Home – 215 W. Main – Norton, Kansas
INTERMENT – Lenora South Cemetery – Lenora, Kansas
MEMORIALS – Lola Keran Memorial Fund