MEMPHIS — Lois Oliver Sigler was born September 8, 1923, and passed away August 5, 2011, at Primacy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis, TN.
Her son, William Oliver Sigler, her husband, William Virgil Sigler Jr., survive her, and her sister, Helen Oliver.
Mrs. Sigler earned her B.S. at East Tennessee State University, 1944, and her M.S. at The University of Tennessee, 1952. She began her career as a high school home economics teacher in Buchanan, Virginia, where she worked from 1944-1946.
She then became the area supervisor of Home Economics Education and School lunch program, State Department of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia from 1946-1954. She was employed as the Assistant National Advisor, 1954-1956, and then National Advisor, 1956-1963, of Future Homemakers of America in Washington, D.C.
She also served on President Eisenhower’s Advisory Committee on Youth Fitness and President Kennedy’s Food for Peace Council.
From 1966-1992 she taught Home Economics at Millington High School in Tennessee, where she received the honor of Tennessee Home Economics Teacher of the Year, 1975. She developed future friendships with many of her students who continued to keep in touch with her over the years.
Lois Sigler was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She inspired respect and affection in all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff at Primacy Healthcare for caring and loving her for the past eight years.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be sent to First United Methodist Church in Millington, Tennessee.