Lois went to be with her Lord and to be reunited with her husband on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Kalamazoo. She was born April 28, 1933 in Otsego, the daughter of Otis and Jean (Hendrick) Root. Lois spent 20 years as a playground, Special Education and office aid for the Plainwell Public Schools. On April 3, 1954 in Otsego she married John "Ernie" Horton who passed away in 2011. Surviving are her sons, Ernest (Jan) Horton of Plainwell, Ron Horton of Plainwell and Douglas (Sally) Horton of Kalamazoo; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Bolen; sister-in-law, Margaret (Monty)Miller; special cousins, Jean Jacobs and Rod (Carol) Mackay and special family members, Don (Kathy) Bergman and Brent Gettys. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Vernon. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will held at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to the Church of Christ in Plainwell. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.