Lois Ough

Lois Ough, age 96, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Mary Scott will officiate.  Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery.  No Visitation.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Lois Ailene Ough, the daughter of Roy and Freda (Hofrichter) Carter, was born in Bruning, on February 16, 1922, and passed away in Aurora, on June 2, 2018, at the age of 96.
She was raised in Bruning, and graduated from Bruning High School.  After graduation, she earned a two-year teaching certificate in elementary education from the University of Nebraska.
On November 7, 1942, she was united in marriage to John Gerald Ough in the chapel of the Kansas City Canteen in Kansas City, Missouri. John passed away on October 5, 1993.
Lois spent most of her teaching career at Hampton Public School, in Hampton.  During those years she took evening and summer classes at the University of Nebraska and was proud to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education.  She continued to take courses until she had the equivalent of a master’s degree.   Facilitating learning for children was a great passion for her and many of her former students have expressed that she was their favorite teacher and influenced their lives.
She was an active, lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.  Lois was a consistent member of chancel choirs, United Methodist Women, Women’s Circle groups, a member or chairperson of various committees, and taught Bible School and Sunday school.
Lois’s family was always her first priority.  She and John expanded that family when they helped sponsor a group of Laotians in 1980.   With that experience she gained a loving extended family plus a wealth of understanding and appreciation for other cultures.
Lois gave the gift to her family of appreciating “life’s exclamation points.”  She was a master planner of family experiences like trips, musical concerts and movie musicals, major league baseball games, reading, and was well known for her delicious cooking.  In 1963, she and her sister, Sharon, purchased Nebraska Husker football season tickets that are still in the family today.   
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters Maxine Kulba and Sharon Bahe.
Those who remain to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Merrianne Jones of Omaha and Marcia Ough of Hampton; son, John Ough of Lincoln; grandchildren, Amy Holmes of Omaha and Jesse Howard of Henderson; great-grandchildren, Amahn Williams and Ajeya Morton; a sister, LaVonne Carter of Littleton, Colorado: brother and sister-in-law Norman and Clara Ough, and a host of extended family and friends.

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