Beloved Mother, Grandmother and friend to all, Floy Loomis went to her heavenly home on February 23, 2013 at the age of 96.
Floy Viola Young Loomis was born October 20, 1916 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Floyd Earl and Annie Jane Humphrey Young. She attended Garfield Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1935.
She married Charles Hugh Loomis on April 9, 1939. They lived a short time in Cherryvale, Kansas but returned to Coffeyville, Kansas where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. Loomis was employed at ACME Foundry in Coffeyville, Kansas. Two Children were born of this union, Laura Anne Loomis Rhinehart of Claremore and Charles Elliot, deceased. After their retirement they enjoyed traveling across the United States, Mexico and Canada, in their R.V.
Floy loved the Lord and her church. At the age of ten she joined the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville and was an active member until her recent health prevented her from attending. She taught the Primary girls class for several years. She was always ready to present devotions for meetings and organizations.
While her children were growing up she and her husband served as 4H leaders. They enjoyed working with young people helping them with projects and taking them and their projects to fairs. During this time Floy played the tub in a kitchen band to earn money to take students to the State Capital.
Floy worked for Jay Baird MD then later for J.R. Harper Dentist before working for Sears for 35 years and at the age of 84 she worked at the Dalton Defenders Museum for 16 years. Floy always found time to do things for her community. She was a charter member of AARP, the Salvation Army Auxiliary. The Jayhawker Sams, a camping group, Christian Womens Club, Meals of Wheels, Eastern Star, Montgomery County Extension Services, Loyal Workers, FCE, Cedar Bluff Camp Board, Superintendent for Clothing at Coffeyville Fair, Democratic Election Board, Business Professional Womens Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Twenturion, and American Red Cross were all part of her active life. In 2000 she was chosen as Heart of FCE award for southeast Kansas.
In last few years her health declined and even while receiving radiation treatments she remained on the go and willing to serve her church and community whenever she could. She made her home at the Windsor Place Assisted Living for a year then resided with her daughter.
Floy continued living a Godly example of her life to her family, friends and caretakers until her death. Floy never complained, always smiling, and listening to others. Her life was a testimony to many people for the Lord.
Until her death she still smiled and praised the Lord.
Survivors include daughter Laura Anne Loomis and husband John Rhinehart of Claremore, Oklahoma daughterinlaw Vickie Loomis of Coffeyville, Kansas five grandchildren Joy Rhinehart of Claremore, Oklahoma, Regina Simmons and husband Darrell of Claremore, Oklahoma, Jack Rhinehart and wife Nickie of Miami, Oklahoma, Steve Loomis and wife Rita of Pangburn, Arkansas and Brian Loomis of Coffeyville, Kansas 13 great grandchildren Kyle Riedesel and wife Chelsie, Connor Hugh Riedesel, Jason Riedesel, Kaylee Riedesel all of Claremore, Oklahoma, Nick Simmons and wife Hali of Edmond, Oklahoma, Melanie Simmons and Rachel Faye Viola Simmons of Claremore, Oklahoma, Bailee McMain, Kenadee Rhinehart, and Maycee Rhinehart of Miami, Oklahoma, Tori Loomis of Tyler, Texas, Dalton Loomis and Ian Loomis of Coffeyville, Kansas. 3 great great grandchildren Adarian Loomis, Kayson Riedesel, and Oakley Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Hugh Loomis, son, Charles Elliot Loomis and one great great granddaughter Ilah Simmons.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas under the direction of the FordWulfBruns Chapel in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the FordWulfBruns Chapel. Friends may leave online condolences at www.fordwulfbrunsfuneralhome.com.
The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church and contributions may be left at the FordWulfBruns Chapel