Lois Durmon Wirt, 78 of Pulaski VA. died peacefully, in her sleep at home Saturday October 31, 2009. She was born in Pulaski, VA. on September 14, 1931 to the late David W. and Carrie Crawford Durmon. She was their youngest child and daughter, and was also preceded in death by her brothers David and Merle Durmon and sisters Joy Cox and Mako Jones. For many years Lois worked at the old Pulaski Drug Store and later as a pharmacy technician at Pulaski Community Hospital, after her retirement she often cared for older folks and was in great demand as a "senior sitter." She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, but was unable to attend in recent years because of a lengthy illness.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Neal Wirt of Pulaski. A stepson Hampton Wirt of Woodlawn, VA. Brother-in-law Ralph Wirt and his wife Martha of Shiloh. Sister Rachael Dew(Duckie) Smith and her daughter Suellen of Pulaski. Sister-in-law Linda Young of Kannapolis, N.C. Very special friends and mentors, Kristi Bowman of Dublin, Anna Bush of Wythville, Anne Neighbors and Betty Lou Crawford of Fairlawn. Mary Roop, Mary Sue Peters, Henry and Vickie Higginbotham and her longtime hairstylist Glenna Cox, all of Pulaski, and many nieces and nephews. Although she had no biological children of her own, Lois was a "mother figure" to many.
Funeral services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore and Dr. C.R. Conner officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Gardens in Dublin. Visitation was held Monday at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the service hour. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street, N.W. Pulaski, VA. 24301 or to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church 955 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, VA. 24301.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski