The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 4, 2013

Lois Fortner


COVINGTON, Ind. — Lois Fortner, 70, of Covington, passed away March 28, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 2, 1943, in Burrows, Ind., the daughter of Earl Lawrence and Ruby Mable (Slusser) Harmon. She had a companion, Perry Bennett, for over 20 years. He survives.

Surviving her are one daughter, Lorena (Rick) Glover, of Covington; one brother, Dean Harmon of Logansport, Ind.; two sisters, June Munson and Sis Baker, both of Logansport, Ind.; five grandchildren, Brandon Glover, Bobby (Crystal) Fortner, Brock (Kandi) Fortner, Michelle Hall and Holly Fortner; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Haley, Lindsey Fortner, John Fortner and Baby J; two stepsons, Bob (Robin) Fortner of Georgetown, Chris (Martha) Fortner of Cayuga, Ind.; and one brother-in-law, Clark (Carol) Lemaster of Ohio.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and nine siblings.

Lois was a loving mother, dedicated grandmother and a friend to all. Her laughter brightened everyone’s day. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and going to garage sales. She was very involved with her grandson’s activities such as Cub Scouts, library club and soccer.

Lois had been battling lung cancer since 2010. Her strength and courage during her fight was unforgettable. Thank you, mom, for all that you have given us.

A celebration of Lois’ life will begin at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 6, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel. Burial will take place at a later date in Ball Hill Cemetery in Logansport, Ind.

Memorials can be made in Lois’ name to the American Cancer Society. Please join Lois’ family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her Tribute Wall at

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