Lois Eileen Inboden Kempton July 22, 1930 – July 6, 2019

Born on the hottest day on record in Hocking County, on the bank of Old Town Creek, one mile from Logan, Ohio.

She was the first child of Perry Leon and Opal Marie Smith Inboden.  Her parents soon moved to the edge of Logan on Rt. 93N (then Rt. 75).  They later moved further out 93N, “kitty corner” across from Bethany Church, United Brethren at that time.  Lois grew up in this church.

Survived by her children, son Keith (Paula) of Littleton, CO; son Glendon (Carol) of Logan; daughter Bethany (Rob) Fisher of Bremen R.R.  Grandchildren Betsy (Phillip) Rhodes; Laura (Derrick); Isaac Fisher, Benjamin Kempton;  Mandi Kempton; Joy (Mark) Jessop and Elijah (Reagan) Kempton of Littleton, CO.

Brothers Loren (Buck) Inboden, Eldon (Cecilia) Inboden, Larry (Dolly) Inboden, and sister Phyllis Yoder.

Preceded in death by parents and daughter Coralie Ann Kempton.

Graduate of Logan High School, Taylor University, Indiana, Ohio University (Master’s Degree), and Portuguese Language School, Campinas, Brazil .

Served as an elementary teacher in various locations, missionary to Brazil under OMS International, and music teacher (piano and guitar).  Also known as a columnist for Logan Daily News, appreciated as a writer of human interest stories, piano accompanist at Kline Memorial UMC and member at Turkey Run Mennonite church.

Author of a book of music and Poetry,  Poems Sublime and Ridiculous (and Some In Between).  Produced a CD of original children’s songs, Little Lamb, and a record, Sun on the Heather, with songs by Alan Pine.

Services and burial were held at Turkey Run Mennonite Church, St. Rt. 312 south of Bremen Ohio, at 11 AM on July 11, 2019.