Lois Yazel passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was born in Valparaiso, Ind., on Feb. 1, 1931, to Myron Schroeder and Edna (Brehmer) Schroeder.
Lois married Stan Yazel on June 13, 1949, in Valparaiso. While living in Indiana, Lois was a dental assistant for many years. In 1963 they headed west to Kingman to manage the Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe on "Historic Route 66" east of Kingman. In 1971 she began working at Kingman High School in the guidance office where she met many friends along the way. In 1991 she retired and enjoyed many trips to places such as Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal and Canada, as well as many places in the USA. Also during her retirement she worked as a "part-time" registration clerk at Mohave Community College. Lois attended and was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was a great cook.
Lois is survived by her brother, James Schroeder of Valparaiso; her children, Denise McElwee (Lee), Sharon Simmons (Wesley) and Jeff Yazel (Cindie); her grandchildren, Natalie Simmons (Tom Johnson), Jeffrey McElwee (Summer), Raymond Yazel and Mason Yazel (Jessica); and her great-grandchildren, Aiden Wesley Johnson and Aaron Keith Johnson.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley (1983); infant daughter, Karen Sue; and grandchildren, Angela Amy Hunter, Mark Robert McElwee, Jasper Jay Simmons and Scott Kegan Yazel.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Grace Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman, AZ 86401-4730.