Barbara Lais

Dec. 6, 1915 – Sept. 20, 2007

Barbara Elizabeth Lais, 91, of Lebanon died Sept. 20, 2007.

She was born Dec. 6, 1915 in Shelbyville, Ill., to Ezra and Ida (Eash) Kropf. Her family moved to Junction City in 1935 and she married John Lais in August of 1938.

Mrs. Lais was a member of the Lebanon Mennonite Church, and most recently lived at the Lebanon Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in Lebanon.

She leaves her friends and family with many fond memories and, by the example of her life, she leaves a godly heritage.

Mrs. Lais is survived by her children, Idella Mukasa of Santa Ana, Calif., Irene Bornman of Senegal, West Africa, and Dan and Amelia Lais of Lebanon. She has 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, brothers Clarence, Elton who died at age 4, an infant brother, and sister Sadie who died at age 1, and sons-in-law Lotani Mukasa and Rod Bornman.

A funeral service was held Sept. 24 at Lebanon Mennonite Church, with burial at Zion Mennonite Cemetery in Hubbard.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lais’ memory may be made to Western Mennonite School.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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