Lois Ellen (McCandless) Nye went home to her Lord and Savior after a brief illness on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Lois was born on July 9, 1933 in Pine Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to Harold and Olive
(Lutz) McCandless. She was the youngest of six children: Betty Luntz, Gerald (Pete), Harold (Howdie), Richard (Dick), and Peggy Beers. After her mother passed away when Lois was six months of age, she was raised by her Aunt Emma Gehm of Evans City, PA. Lois was a 1951 graduate of Evans City High School. After high school, she went on to graduate from Butler Business School. Upon her business school graduation, she worked at Callery Chemical as a purchaser of procurement.
On October 6, 1954, Lois married John Harold Nye of Fombell, PA. Lois was a homemaker who took great care and love in raising her family. She thoroughly enjoyed hosting large dinners for people, attending church socials, spoiling her canine best friend, Gretel, and gardening her large flower and vegetable beds. However, her greatest love was for the Lord Jesus Christ and was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church of New Castle, Pennsylvania.
She was proceeded by her mother, father, her husband, two sisters, and brothers Pete and Howdie. She is survived by her brother, Dick, her three children, Kathleen of Ellport, J. Michael of Fombell, and Beth Ann Nicholson (Shawn) of Marienville, and grandchildren, Nicole, Katie, and Lauren Nicholson of Pittsburgh.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 14th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. There will also be visitation on Thursday, November 15th from 10-11am before the funeral service at 11am at the Harmony Baptist Church, 4103 Ellwood Road, New Castle, PA with Pastor Jeff MacKay officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com