Derr, A. Lois 1923-2019

MAITLAND, Mo. - Alma Lois Derr, 96, Maitland, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care in Maryville, Missouri.

Lois was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Maitland, to Edgar and Alma (Sanders) Kneale.

She was a graduate of Maitland High School and also spent one year at Tarkio College.

She married Dr. Miller C. Derr D.O. on Nov. 20, 1942, in St. Joseph, at the First Presbyterian Church.

A homemaker, Lois also worked in conjunction with her husband in his medical office.

She was a member of the Maitland Christian Church, Den Mother of Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, Chapter AL P.E.O., PTA, MCB Press Newsletter, Maitland Blue Grass Festival, and Maitland Chamber of Commerce.

Preceding Lois in death were: her parents; husband, Dr. Miller C. Derr; three brothers, Leonard, Lloyd and Lawrence Kneale; and grandsons, Benjamin Derr and Jace Derr.

Surviving are: sons, M. C. (Jo) Derr II and Mick (Val) Derr, both of Maitland; Gregg (Debbi) Derr, Burlington Junction, Missouri; and daughter, Denise "Don" Cotter, St. Joseph; 11 grandchildren, Miller Derr, Brice Derr, Stephanie Wall, Michael Derr II, Derek Derr, Dakota Derr, Sonny Derr, Lacy Angelou, Lindsey Barnes, Ashley Simmons and Cody Cotter; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Maitland Christian Church.

Burial will follow the services, at Maitland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tri-County Nutrition Site, Maitland.

Online condolences may be made to the family at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.