Lois June (Geiger) Voran, second child of Monroe and Anna Geiger, was born on June 23, 1926, on a farm near Pandora, Ohio. She attended Pandora public school and graduated in 1944. Upon her confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, she was baptized at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. In 1949 she graduated from Grace Bible Institute, Omaha, NE.
She married Peter Voran on August 5, 1949. Following two years of ministry at the Hopefield Mennonite Church in Moundridge, KS, they went to Japan as missionaries with the Commission on Overseas Missions of the General Conference Mennonite Church. They served 30 years with that work. They served at the First Mennonite Church in Pretty Prairie for 6 years and also had several interim pastorates since their retirement (for the Hillsboro paper add: including Hillsboro First Mennonite Church). They have resided at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton, Kansas since July 1991. Lois and Peter were members of the Shalom Mennonite Church.
Lois peacefully passed into the presence of the Lord, Monday, December 15, 2014 with her family at her side.
Surviving are her husband, Peter W. Voran, of North Newton, children Dave (Linda), Leawood, KS, Debra Graber (Allen), Newton, KS, Dan (Darryl), Bow, Washington, grandchildren Brandon Voran, Kansas City MO, Joshua Graber (Staci), Fayetteville, Ark, Jill Utecht (Adam), Hillsboro, KS, Mandy Graber, Wichita, KS, Nichole Voran, Pittsburg, PA, Chelsea Funk, Pittsburgh, PA, seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Sophia and Claire Utecht, Emeri and Elijah Graber, AJ and Natty Prinkey. Also surviving are two brothers, Wallace Geiger (Wanda) and Mahlon Geiger (Anne) of Pandora, OH, brother-and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Engle, Pineville, MO and a number of nieces and nephews.
Her parents of Pandora, Ohio, one son, Douglas, Youngwood, PA, parents-in-law, Carl and Martha Voran, Pretty Prairie, KS, sisters Treva Geiger, Bluffton, Ohio, Wava (Harry) Wiens, Mt. Lake, MN, in-laws Mildred Austermiller (John), Topeka, KS, Helen Mitchell (Doc), Hutchinson, KS Mary Hayes (Lee), Castleton, KS preceded her in death.