Lois H. Summers

Feb. 20, 1920 – July 20, 2018


Lois H. Summers, 98, formerly of Hollidaysburg and Altoona, passed away Friday at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg.

She was born in Loop Station, Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Seth “Bud” and Esther (Logan) Harpster.

Surviving are her daughters: Diane A. Summers and Alice M. Bender, both of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her granddogs: Ralph and Bud.

Lois was a graduate of Altoona High School, class of 1937, and Altoona School for Secretaries. She began her career working in the William F. Gable Co. personnel office from 1939 until 1943 as director of personnel. Lois began working at Automotive Supply Co. in 1946 as secretary to the president and retired as corporate secretary in 1990.

Lois was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, and attended Newry Lutheran Church. She served as past president, Altoona Chapter, National Secretaries Association; past president, Pennsylvania Division, Professional Secretaries International; past Matron, Altoona Chapter No. 290, Order of the Eastern Star; and as Worthy Grand Matron, 1970-1971, of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania, Order of the Eastern Star, The Harbor of Friendship Session.

Lois enjoyed traveling, especially to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with Diane and Alice, reading, spending time with her family and friends and her granddogs.

Lois states, “as made clear in First Peter…’although God may be longsuffering in sending judgment, ultimately, it will come.’ In view of that fact, we should do our best at all times to live lives of blamelessness and Godliness.”

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, immediately followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service, Pastor John Telyea, officiating. At Lois’ request, there will be no Eastern Star service. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Grand Chapter of PA, Order of the Eastern Star Fraternal Fund or the Lois H. Summers Scholarship Fund, 105 Freemason Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.