Lois V. Kuhns

Aug. 5, 1924 - Sept. 27, 2020

Lois V. Kuhns, 96, formerly of St. Thomas, died Sunday evening at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona.

She was born in Hawthorn, the daughter of Harry M. and Helena L. (Doverspike) Umberhocker.

On Nov. 3, 1945, in Hawthorn, she married the Rev. Charles L. Kuhns, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage until his death on Aug. 6, 2001.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy J. Coleman (husband, Todd) of Altoona; three sons: Danny L. (wife, Tina) of St. Thomas, Charles L. of Aiken, S.C., and Denny (wife, Lori) of Altoona; five grandchildren: Matthew Kuhns of Chambersburg, Emilie Keener (husband, Andrew) of Lancaster, Charlie Kuhns (wife, Lauren) currently serving with the U.S. Navy, Jordan and Meredith Kuhns of Altoona; two great-grandchildren, Benji and Sloane Keener; and a sister, Shirley Bish (husband Ray) of Marienville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a brother, Richard Umberhocker.

Lois loved gardening, tending to her flowers and faithfully watching her Pittsburgh Pirates. As a devoted wife to her husband, she supported and worked alongside Chuck as they faithfully served and ministered at Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist churches for 35 years in North Freedom, Altoona Juniata EUB, Lockington-New Hope, Ohio, Lemasters-Edenville-St. Thomas, Biglerville, and Wehnwood Altoona. Upon retirement in 1995, Lois and Charles moved to St. Thomas.

According to Lois’ wishes, there will be no public visitation. A private funeral service will be held later at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions to either: Instrumental Music Camp Ministry of Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2601 Juniata Gap Road., Altoona, PA 16601; or Lemasters United Methodist Church, 4632 Lemar Road., Mercersburg, PA 17236 would be appreciated.

Local funeral arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.