Lois Pilgrim, a longtime Cushing resident passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in the Colonial Manor Nursing Center in Tulsa, OK at the age of 87 years.

Graveside services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing and will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK.

The daughter of the late Charlie and Deela (Stephens) Smith, Lois was born in Dyersburg, TN on January 27, 1921. She was married to Walter B. Pilgrim in August of 1941 and he preceded her in death in February of 1970.

She is survived by her six children, James Pilgrim and his wife Geri, Donald Pilgrim, Vickie Pilgrim Hall and her husband David, Gary Pilgrim and his wife Sara, Rita Pilgrim Evans and her husband John, and Jessie Pilgrim and his wife Tina; 11 grandchildren, Michelle Pilgrim Cooper and her husband Mike, Seth Hall, Matthew Hall, Mary Pilgrim, Anna Pilgrim Loyd and her husband Chris, Stacey Struell, David Evans, Carrie McFall, Caleb McFall and his wife Jackie, Madeline Gallatin and Albert Gallatin; four great-grandchildren, Sam Cooper, Gus Cooper, Skyla Loyd and Piper Loyd.

Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com.