Lois Seeley of Perry


Lois Seeley, 96, of Perry died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Perry Lutheran Homes in Perry, Iowa.

Lois was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Magnolia, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Frances (Chambers) Coffman.

Following graduation from Magnolia High School in 1942, she attended Graceland College in Lamoni, where she received her Associate of Arts degree in education.

Lois married Howard Seeley June 22, 1947.

She continued teaching school in western Iowa for nine years before moving to Perry. While teaching in Perry, Lois completed her BA at Drake University. She taught for 21 years in the Perry schools before retiring.

Serving in many capacities, Lois was a member of the Community of Christ Church.

She loved quilting and was a member of Perry Piecemakers.

She also enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda, and her husband, Bruce, of Panora; granddaughters, Kasey, and her partner, Don Burton, of Des Moines, and Kate, and her husband, Steve Clark, and great-grandchildren, Owen and Eloise, of Des Moines; granddaughter, Fran, and her husband, Ben Seitz, and great-grandchildren, Henry and Hazel, of Oak View, California; grandson, Jim, and his wife, Rachel Reis, and great-grandsons, Benton and Tyson, of Adel; son, Jim, and his wife, Lori Seeley, of Lisco, Nebraska; grandson, Jacob, and his wife, Shanelle Seeley, and great-grandson, James, of Nashville, Tennessee; grandson, Cade, and his wife, Bethany Seeley, of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Scott, and his wife, Lori Seeley, of Perry; grandson, Nic, and his wife, Allison Seeley, and great-grandchildren, Max and Jo, of St. Paul, Minnesota; grandson, Kane, and his wife, Hannah Seeley, and great-grandson, Boaz, of Brighton, Colorado.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Darlene Coffman; and brothers, David, Kenneth and Eugene Coffman.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Perry Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care Lois received. Memorials be directed to the Perry Public Library, Perry Booster Club or your favorite charity.

Private family services are planned for a later date.


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