Lois Jean Blackwood, 88, of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully at Hackettstown Hospital on May 11, 2020. Lois was born on January 16, 1932 in Asbury, NJ to the late Earl and Edith Baylor Kinney.
Lois was a lifelong resident of the Washington area. She graduated from Washington High School, Class of 1950, where she was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. She married her soulmate Robert Blackwood in 1952. Lois was employed as a Telephone Operator for NJ Bell Telephone in Washington for many years. She also worked for Consumer Research; but her greatest joy was being a homemaker.
She was a lifelong member of the Washington United Methodist Church where she was a very active volunteer. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, where she served as Secretary for more than 30 years. Lois volunteered her time for Meals on Wheels, as a PTA Room Mother, and also with the Girl Scouts. She was past Master of the Washington Grange #117. Lois enjoyed sewing, cooking, crossword puzzles, and tending to her flower garden. She had a gentle laugh that filled a whole room.
In addition to her loving husband of 68 years, Robert Blackwood, Lois is survived by her sons, Gregory Blackwood and his wife Nancy, and Glenn Blackwood; daughters, Linda Drake and her husband George, and Debra Gregor and her husband Jim; a daughter-in-law Andy Blackwood, and 11 grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her brother Lloyd Kinney; sisters, Beulah Apgar and Mildred Fournier.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois's name can be made to the Washington United Methodist Church, 116 E. Washington Ave. Washington, NJ 07882.
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