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Thursday, February 1, 2024
A very kind and loving lady, who would drop what she was doing to help someone else, a friend and companion for many years, and worked tirelessly for years in the medical field has departed this life on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.
Lois Hibbs, born August 22, 1940 in Penns Park, Pennsylvania to loving parents, Ruby and Wilmer Hibbs, lived the first 18 years of her life in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. After high school, she served four years in the United States Air Force before moving to Shreveport and completing her radiology education at the Confederate Memorial Medical Center. It was here Lois met Mary Alice Vandiver, who became a lifelong friend and companion.
After 30 years of service in radiology at what is now Ochsner/LSU Health, Lois spent time working out at Willis-Knighton North, where she made many friends. She also was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bossier City, Louisiana and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.
When she was not working out or enjoying church activities, she was happiest spending time on Bradford Road on the tractor or mower helping to maintain approximately 30 acres.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Wilmer Hibbs; sisters, Carol Butler and Judy Hibbs and brother, Bill Hibbs. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Margaret and husband, Bobby Carbaugh; brother, George Hibbs and his wife, Lindsay; sister-in-law, Kathy Hibbs and brother-in-law, Ronald Butler.
Her health was declining when her friend, Mary Vandiver, passed away on September 28, 2023, and continued to decline until her passing. Mary’s niece, Cynthia Vandiver Alford, made numerous trips and long commutes from Ohio to Shreveport over the past year and a half to care for her aunt Mary and Lois. Cindy was of invaluable aid to both of the ladies as they moved through the last years of their life; organizing affairs, and relocating them to assisted living facilities in order to continue their health support. Courtney Atkins, a sitter and aid, was able to give time and comfort to Lois.
The family would like to express special thanks to Brookdale Shreveport and Gentiva Hospice for their excellent care and compassion given to Lois.
Funeral services for Lois will be held under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street in Shreveport. Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2565 Airline Drive at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent in Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Pastor Robert Portier.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2565 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana, 71111.