Lois F. Lewis
Inducted - 1992
On May 4th, 1930, Lois Ann Fuller was born in Oak Hill, Ohio where she resided through her second year of school. Her family then moved to Columbus. Lois graduated from Columbus West High School in 1947 and from Ohio State University with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education in 1951. In 1951, she married her husband, William, and became Lois F. Lewis. She had two children, Clifford, who was born in 1955, and Robin, born in 1957. The love Lois had for education began during her elementary years working with young children while assisting a Bible School Teacher at the Methodist Campgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. When Lois went off to college she also worked at her love of dance by concentrating in Spanish Flamenco. While in college, she danced professionally under contract with a Columbus television station. Before starting to teach at West Main School in 1969, Lois taught in the Columbus and Wooster School systems and had taught soldiers in the Government Basic Education program while her husband served in the Army. While teaching in Ravenna, Lois completed her M.A. Degree at Kent State in Reading Specialization. After retiring from teaching in 1987, Lois continued to serve children through writings including history booklets on West Main, Tappan and Carlin Elementary Schools and stories published in Childrens' Playmate and Highlights for Children magazines. Lois also served as Vice-President of the Ravenna Heritage Association and as leader of the Bill DeLaney Writers Group. Her final presentation was "The History of the Ravenna Schools" at the first Ravens' Hall of Fame Award Ceremony in 1989. She will long be etched in our memories!