Obituary for Lois J. Locke


Lois J. Locke

November 21, 1927 - February 2, 2021

Lois J. Hearne Locke, 93, of Indianapolis, passed peacefully on the 2nd of February, 2021 in Indianapolis.

Her ashes will be buried in the gravesite of her firstborn son, Jack Edward Murphy, at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.  To honor Lois’s last wishes, there will be no services.

Lois was born in Indianapolis to Bonnie Hearne and Edward L. Hearne II.  She married James W. Locke on October 1, 1949 in Greenfield, Indiana.  They met at Allison where she worked as a switchboard operator at the time Jim was on assignment for the Department of Defense.  She became a housewife after giving birth to her second son in 1951.  She was PTA President in South Bend, active in Little League and a popular mother on school field trips.  Her many talents included sewing, upholstery, decorating, with a good sense of humor she kept through the end.  She was a caregiver to her father, mother, son, father-in-law and helped many others along the way. In later years, she was an avid reader and Butler Basketball fan.

Lois is preceded in death by James W. Locke (spouse), Harry E. Southern (companion), Jack Edward Murphy (son), John Hearne (brother), Edward L. Hearne III (brother), Edward L. Hearne II (father), Bonnie F. Hearne Graf (mother), Lois Jean Rump (lifelong crony).

Lois is survived by son, James W. Locke (Cheryl) and daughter, Terri Ann Locke.

The family is most grateful for the outpouring of thoughts, prayers and offers of support during this difficult time.  Thank you all.  Donations may be made to Wheeler Mission, Toys for Tots or DAV.

Robert Sinclair posted on February 6, 2021

Jim and Terri, sorry for your loss. She is in a better place with her loved ones.

Pam martinez posted on February 6, 2021

Jim and Terri My condolences to the both of you. I am so sorry and no words are enough. I pray that God will bring peace that passes all understanding along with strength. I pray your broken heart will be mended and you will be able to cherish all the good memories of you mother. It’s hard to understand in the physical realm, but in the spiritual realm, God has our lives planned before we are even born! I know these times are hard to understand and I pray God will hold you tightly in his loving arms! That he will comfort you and heal GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. PRAYERS and HUGS ❤️🙏. Love. Pablo and Pam Martinez

Jessica Edelman posted on February 5, 2021

Aunt Lois was very generous and very loved. Sending lots of love! <3

Woody Wagner posted on February 5, 2021

A lovely woman, dedicated mother and spouse, and during the time I knew Mrs. Locke, just an awesome person in every aspect and way. My sincere condolences to her family, extended family and friends for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Sharing in your sorrow. Thank you Terri for allowing me to be in your loop. With love and friendship.

John Carr posted on February 5, 2021

Terri, I am sad to here of your mothers passing. You and your family are in my family's prayers for peace and comfort.

David Garza posted on February 5, 2021

Terri, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was blessed to have lived a long life and I know you will miss her greatly. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Tom Fontaine posted on February 5, 2021

I always knew you as Aunt Lois because you treated me like family. You are with the angels now. Rest in Peace.

Tom Fontaine posted on February 5, 2021

In memory of , Tom Fontaine lit a candle

Susie Kelly posted on February 5, 2021

Terri I am so sorry. YOU were a good daughter to her and I know you will miss her. I am here if you need a shoulder to lean on. I will be praying for you as you grieve her loss. I only knew her from house wedding and thought she was a sweet lady. Thinking of you my friend

Jerry and Jewel Brammann posted on February 5, 2021

Dear Jim, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know we are glad for you that she lived a long and happy life, but we know it is still so hard to say goodbye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you and your sister make these difficult arrangements. Our love, Jewel and Jerry

Tyson, Laurie & Clint Beswick posted on February 5, 2021

Terri & James, We our sadden to here the passing of your mom, a wonderful lady. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We were blessed that she was a Grandma to us and Great-grandma to our son. With her fun, spunky and care free life made everyone laugh and smile when she entered a room. May God give you strength at this time and remind you of the beautiful fun filled memories she has given us all.

Donna Perrero posted on February 5, 2021

Terri - she had a very full filled life on earth for a wonderful 93 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May peace be with you.

Dee Sutherlin posted on February 5, 2021

Terri, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I know this is an unthinkable time for you and your family. My prayers for peace and comfort for you all. Love and hugs. ❤️😘🙏🏻

Andrea Welker posted on February 5, 2021

Terri- my heart is with you and yours as you go through this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. She lived a beautiful life and will be missed by so many. Peace be with you.


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