Memorial services for Lois Jean Harley, age 67, of Hot Springs, SD will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Hot Springs, SD
Lois was chosen by God to live with Him in his Heavenly Home on October 25, 2017 at the Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs. After many years of battling numerous ailments, she is finally at peace.
Lois was born on December 6, 1949 in Hot Springs, SD to Donald Dean and Mabel (Byers) Darrow and raised in Custer, SD with brother Roy D. Darrow. On May 10, 1971, she married Danny G. Harley, and they raised two sons.
Lois was a caring mother, grandmother, and loving companion to Danny, her husband of 46 years. One of her great loves was singing. She started singing in a church choir in Custer, attended All State Chorus in high school and sang in church choirs in every community in which she lived. Lois enjoyed camping with the family, baking, knitting, word-search puzzles and counted cross-stitch. Many of her cross-stitch projects were framed and given to friends and family, many of which are still displayed today. Shortly after joining St. John’sLutheranChurch in Hot Springs, she was asked if she would be the “Sunshine Lady.” She enjoyed doing this, as it entailed sending out cards of greeting, get well, sympathy and thinking of you. It started with cards she bought and then she started creating her own. She did this out of love and had to quit when her handwriting couldn’t be read.
Happy to have shared their lives with Lois are husband Danny of Hot Springs, SD; son Chad (Lisa) Harley; grandchildren Alan, Jenna and Carsten; son Daniel (Carrie) Harley; grandchildren Austin and Kaylee; brothers Roy (Becky) Darrow and Mark (Monica) Darrow; and stepmother Corrine Darrow.
Preceding her death were mother Mabel Sieger; father Donald Darrow; and stepson Max Sieger.
Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD is in charge of arrangements for Lois Jean Harley.