Lois Sutterlin Ivins, 95, of Hamilton Square, NJ, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Greenwood House in Ewing, NJ.
Lois was born on Annabelle Avenue in Hamilton, NJ where she lived until her marriage in 1948. She resided in Hamilton Square before moving to assisted living in 2017.
After graduating from Hamilton High School West she went on to receive her associate degree at Rider College and worked for The Teacher’s Pension until becoming a homemaker for many years. She then worked as a bookkeeper for HCH in Robbinsville for 14 years.
Lois was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square where she enjoyed serving as a deacon and hosting small group studies at her home. Even in her late 80’s she was still serving elderly church members by driving them to church and assisting with errands.
Her years volunteering as a ROBIN (Retired Older Buddy In Need) in the kindergarten class at Sayen School was a highlight of her retirement.
But the greatest joy of her later years was the time she spent with her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. And if she couldn’t be with them she never tired of talking about them or seeing pictures, even learning how to FaceTime.
She was known for hosting laughter-filled dinner parties with friends. She also enjoyed reading, baking and traveling.
Predeceased by her husband, H. Paul Ivins and her parents, Daniel C. and Ellen H. (Harper) Sutterlin; she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, William and Maureen Sutterlin; her daughter and son-in-law, Gail I. and Bryan Clifford; her son and daughter-in-law, Dean B. and Elizabeth P. Ivins; and her grandchildren, Matthew Clifford, Stephen Clifford, Daniel Clifford, Thomas (TJ) Ivins , Rebecca Ivins, Jason Ivins and Thomas Clifford and great-grandchildren, Wesley Clifford, Wally Clifford and Arlo Clifford.
There will not be a burial because in keeping with her giving legacy, Lois has donated her body to the Humanity Gifts Registry program, a nonprofit agency, which handles the receipt and distribution of bodies to all medical and dental schools in the state of Pennsylvania for teaching purposes.
A memorial service will begin on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, 3550 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.