Lois B. Noffsinger Spurrier, 80, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy. Born on February 20, 1941, in Frederick, she was the daughter of Carlton L. Baumgardner and Margaret (Falk) Baumgardner.
“Grammy Lo’ will be remembered for her love of teaching, telling stories, playing piano, writing children’s books, learning about history and singing. She had a gift for music and used it in every aspect of her life. She shared her love with everyone she encountered.
Lois was a great advocate for farming and agriculture and volunteered for 4-H. She was a long-time member of the Frederick County Farm Bureau. As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church since birth, she taught Sunday school, Bible School, sang in the choir, directed the children’s choir, served on church council and played handbells. Lois was also a member of the South Frederick PTA (now Lincoln Elementary), Frederick Women’s Civic Club, American Legion Post #11, Auxiliary for the Jr. Fire Co., Kiwanis and Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a 1959 graduate of Frederick High School and received her college degree to teach education from Hood College. She taught kindergarten at The Visitation Academy in Frederick for 17 years, Good Shepherd Lutheran Kindergarten and music teacher for 22+ years, provided tours for The Tourism Council of Frederick County and was a manager at Days Inn in Frederick.
She is survived by her children: David P. Noffsinger and wife Jeanette, James W. Noffsinger and wife Jeni, Daniel J. Noffsinger and Jess, John R. Noffsinger and wife Laura, and daughter, Dolly N. Sullivan and husband Tim; 15 grandchildren: Kara, Katie (Zach), Kori, Justin (Kylee), Jacob (Chelsea), Maegan (Britt), Josh, Gracelynn, Charles, Caleb, Michael (Kelsey), Joe, Hannah (Joey), Owen, and Olivia. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren: Mason, Emma, Vayda and Saylor and was expecting another great grandson in December. Lois also leaves behind a sister, Donna B. Smith and husband Carroll. Sister-in-laws Nancy Wahl and Viola Noffsinger. Nieces and nephews: Jenny, Jason, Lynn, Leona, Lola, Debbie, and Timmy as well as many great nieces and nephews and cousins. Lois was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Russell Noffsinger and second husband W.M. Ray Spurrier.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church Street, Frederick. Masks will be required. We ask that you wear a cheerful outfit of red or purple as they were her favorite colors. After the service the family will provide a meal and time to share more memories at the Frederick County 4-H Center, 3702
Basford Rd. in Frederick. A private interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund, 1 South Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 or to Mental Health Association of Frederick County, 226 South Jefferson St., Frederick, MD 21701