Lois M. Quant, 86, of 17 South Park Street, Cuba, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Cuba Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit after she suffered a stroke earlier in the week.
Born on May 10, 1933, in Olean, she was a daughter of Samuel and Bessie Stives Frank. On October 10, 1953, in Olean, she married Edward Quant who predeceased her December 2, 1994. She later was married to Earl R. “Dutch” Stellrecht, who also predeceased her.
She was a graduate of Olean High School. After high school she was a stay at home mom that was dedicated to raising her children and when her children were in their teenage years she started working for the Portville Central School first as a cafeteria monitor and later as an attendance clerk for over thirty years. After leaving Portville School she became a legal secretary for Murrin & DeRose Law Office in Olean and then retired from Mike Consedine’s Law Office.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba and several of its bible study groups and enjoyed singing the in choir.
Lois loved playing the piano, tending to her gardens, and playing golf. In earlier years she was a campfire girls leader and delivered meal on wheels.
She is survived by her children, Pamela Zalar and her husband Ed of Cuba, Linda Simons and her husband Wayne Oonk of Cuba and Sandy Pickert of Ashville, NY;
her grandchildren, Jason (Roxanne) Patten, Mandi (Shannon) Kenyon, Heidi Brown, Abby (Ashley) Pickert, Emily Pickert, and Christian Pickert; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Susie (Floyd) Brockman of Corbin, Kentucky and Peggy Mercier of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands and parents she was predeceased by a brother Samuel F. Frank, Jr., and a sister Nancy Frank.
There will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Lois’ life will be held later this summer.
Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, NY.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.
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The family is especially appreciative of the staff at Fields of Dreams, Allegany, for the care their mother received for the past two months.