Lois Thilba Righter

Lois Thilba Righter, age 87, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Hospice of Lenawee Home. She was born January 29, 1934 in Deerfield, the daughter of the late Edward James and Thilba (Wright) Lawson. On January 29, 1955 at the Tecumseh Friends Church, she married Harold M. Righter and they shared 51 years together until he passed on April 14, 2006.

Lois worked as a dental hygienist for Drs. Murray and Foster and for 15 years at Ford Motor Company. She faithfully attended the Jasper Bible Church. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles and going camping with family and friends. Lois was a fanatic when it came to baseball and she could tell you anything you wanted to know about a team. Her greatest love was for her grandchildren and being with them.

Lois is survived by her children, Delores “Lauri” Maynard of Newburgh, Ind.; Daniel (Kathy) Righter of Rothbury; and Della (Keith) Benschoter of Adrian; her twin sister, Lucille Tiede of Britton; two brothers, James Lawson of Tecumseh and Calvin (Patricia) Lawson of Britton; grandchildren, David (Heather) Maynard, Gregory (Jessica) Maynard, Kevin (Becky) Maynard, Daniel (Brandy) Righter, Bradley (Danielle) Benschoter, Bryan (Lauren) Benschoter and Derek (Jessica) Benschoter; and nine great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and her husband Harold, she was preceded in death by a son in infancy, Milton James, Jr.; a grandson, Michael Maynard; and a brother, Robert Lawson.  

Visitation for Lois was held on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. A private family service followed with Pastor Bruce Jewett officiating. The family invited friends to join them for the graveside service at 2 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. Memorial contributions may be made to Jasper Bible Church and Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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