CAMERON, Mo. - Lois Jean Coots, 78, Cameron, passed away on June 11, 2019, at her home.

Lois was born on March 11, 1941, in Cameron, to Raymond and Violet (Lyddon) Kirkendoll.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, James Dean Kirkendoll, Donald Ray Kirkendoll; and infant brother, Benjamin; dearest friend, Sandy Riley.

Lois was a 1959 graduate of Cameron High School and a member of Beta Gamma of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

On Nov. 26, 1961, Lois married James Coots.

Survivors: husband, of 57 years, Jim Coots, of the home; daughter, Marla (Bill) Fisher, Cameron; son, Scott (Michele) Coots, Cameron; five grandchildren, Tanner (Casey) Fisher, Kallen (James) Sexton, Tom Coots, Jennifer Burandt and Garrett (Aaron) Utt; six great-grandchildren, Preston, Makayla, Nova, James, Trinity and Riley.

Graveside inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Graceland Cemetery, Cameron.

Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, prior to the service at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cameron Library.

Online condolences: As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.