Lois Mann

Obituary of Lois L. Mann

Lois L. Mann, 77, died instantly on February 15, 2021, in a head-on collision with another car
turning in front of her near her Winter home in Davenport, FL. Her brother, sister, sisters-in-law,
three children and their spouses, three step-children and their spouses, and numerous
grandchildren and great grandchildren will carry her in their hearts as the family-centered
person that she was. Nothing delighted her more than another family wedding to attend or the
birth of another great-grandchild to hold in her arms. She faithfully remembered all birthdays
with a card and regularly drove long distances or hopped on an airplane to participate in
special family observances. She was an avid quilter and crocheter and generously contributed
hundreds of crib quilts and caps to neonatal units in several hospitals. We will miss her ready
smile, joyous spirit, and loving nature. Because she was so vigorous in life, her unexpected
death has been all the more sorrowful.

Lois was born and educated through high school in Wichita, KS. She held Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees in Education and taught in elementary and middle schools in Iowa and Texas
for most of her working life, but she and her second husband Fred Blair retired in their late 50s
to a life much downsized in order to travel the United States for several years thereafter in
various recreational vehicles which became their homes along the way. They accomplished
their goal of visiting the sights in every one of the lower 48 states before settling down in Texas
with Winters in Florida where prior to Fred’s death they both worked for Disney Properties as
part-time senior park staff. Lois enthusiastically continued that work each Winter on her own
up until her death. She loved it and had difficulty imagining retirement without her weekly
hours spent at Disney properties, although she did ease into retirement a bit over the last
several months by volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels in her Florida community.

Celebrations of her life will be scheduled in Wallis, TX at the headquarters of the Greater
Houston Soaring Association and in Kingman, KS at the Mann Family Farm as Covid
restrictions allow. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Kingman, KS where her parents
Raymond Lee and Irismae Mann are buried along with generations of other members of the
Mann family.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in her name may be made to Meals on Wheels, First Baptist
Church in Wallis, TX and the Greater Houston Soaring Association.

Lois is survived by her first husband Donald Jerome Tewell, the father of her sons, Randall and
his wife Tonia Tewell, Scott and his wife Charlene Tewell, and Ryan and Elizabeth Pozzi. Her
second husband, Fred Blair preceded her in death in 2012. His children Shelley Cauble, Rob
Blair, and Brian Blair and their spouses survive as well as a combined total of 14 grandchildren
and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by five nieces and nephews. Surviving
siblings are James L. Mann and his wife Lorraine of Palm Beach, FL and Linda L. Mann of
Santa Fe, NM. A brother Herbert L. Mann of Houston, TX preceded her in death in 2012. His
wife, Janet Mann, resides in Houston, TX.

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