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Lois Darlene Breen of Wentzville, MO passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, December 5, at the age of 87. Lois was born in Gibbs, MO on October 6, 1932 to the late Foster and Elsie McReynolds (nee Johnson). She was a beloved and devoted wife to John (Jack) Breen, who proceeded her in death. Lois was the loving and supporting mother to Tom (Jane) Breen, Jean (Dean) Pieper, and Joe (Coleen) Breen; proud grandmother of Katie Breen (Ryan Coultas), Ben (Katy), Allison, and Anna Pieper, and Maggie and Sean Breen; great grandmother and birthday buddy to Kenzie Pieper.

Lois graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (Truman University) with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught English in Ottumwa, IA before starting her 28 year career as a physical education teacher in the Wentzville School District. She always enjoyed being greeted by former students.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Barbara Breen, and an infant granddaughter, Shannon Breen. Along with her children and grandchildren, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Hines, and brother Frances (Mac) McReynolds, and special friends, Joe and Charlotte Tebo.

While we will miss her tremendously, the wonderful memories of our loving, easygoing Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt and friend will forever lighten our hearts. Our sorrow is lessened by the knowledge that she’s reunited with Dad; all she ever wanted was to be with him.

We would like to thank the Blattel/Huber families and the caring staff at Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe for creating an environment where Mom could live independently, and maintain her dignity. She always said that if she couldn’t live with Dad any more, she was glad she was there.

A private graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to:  Friends of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Adair, MO in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO  63385.

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