Lois E. Behlke, a lifetime resident of Scranton died Tuesday morning at Dunmore Healthcare Center. Her husband was the late Robert R. Behlke who died in 1996. The couple had been married 49 years.
Born February 10, 1928 in Scranton, daughter of the late Louis E. and Elizabeth C. Youngblood Armbruster, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and in her younger years was an Art Instructor at the I.C.S. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.
She was gifted in needle point, enjoyed sewing, quilting and making character dolls. She made many treasured items for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Dunmore Healthcare Center for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Maria, Martha, and Diana.
Surviving are daughters Sally Farris and her husband John of Dunmore and Betsy Sporer and her husband Michael of Scranton; grandchildren John Farris and his wife Amy, Christopher Farris and his wife Jess, Holly Timlin and her husband Michael, Robert Sporer and his partner Carla Mendygral, and Michael Sporer; great-grandchildren Emma, Erin, and Christopher Farris, Harrison, Lucy, and Charlie Timlin, and Jordan Stefanski; a brother Louis Armbruster and his wife Kay; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Armbruster and her best friend Jeanne Brown.
Private graveside services will be held in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Road S. Abington Twp., PA 18411.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston & James Funeral Home, Scranton and under the care and direction of Robert C Jones, funeral director.
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