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Lois Elizabeth Loftiss

September 10, 1918 — April 18, 2019

Lois Elizabeth (Harris) Loftiss, 100 of Kansas City, Kansas passed peacefully on April 18, 2019 at Riverbend Care Facility. Visitation 10:00 AM with funeral service at 10:30AM Saturday, April 27 in the Skradski Funeral Home Chapel, 340 N. 6th, KCK, with burial following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, KCK. Lois was raised in the Grain Valley/Blue Springs area. After marrying S.B. Loftiss they moved to KCK, where they raised three daughters. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Lois spent over 40 years of her career in the restaurant business, including many years at the Hereford House as Head Hostess and Supervisor. At age; 60, Lois began a new career at KU MED Center, retiring in 1988. She was an independent woman, dedicated Mother, grandparent, friend and employee who was loved and respected. She enjoyed studying nutrition and followed a healthy lifestyle rigorously, as we can all attest. Any animal in need became her project, but she especially enjoyed cats and fed many strays who came to her porch. At age 98, Lois became a member of the Prairie Chapter DAR. She was the great-great granddaughter William and Rhoda Harris, the first settlers of Blue Springs. Lois often referred to Rhoda's use of herbs to heal, and followed her path to a long life. We would like to give special thanks Rowena DeMateo and Sherra Taylor, who loved and spoiled "Grandma", and the caregivers at Riverbend. Lois will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughters; Beverly (Don) Kennedy, Bonnie (Ron) Lee and Diane (Jack) Aaron, 8 grandchildren; Elizabeth (Bob) Beisinger, Lori (Marc)Ridenour, Melanie (Don) Griffin, Susan (Craig) Hellwig, Robert (Chitpasong) Lee, Scott (Katie) Lee, Shirley (Paul) McCormack, Michael (Maegan) Thomas, 14 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband; Shirley Benton Loftiss in 1962, her parents; Noah and Margaret (Johnson) Harris and Sisters; Margaret (Leonard) Owings, Kathleen (Bill) Courtenay and Helen (Burton) Ruddick. Her love nurtured us, her loss diminished us, her memory will sustain us.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 AM

340 N 6TH STKANSAS CITY, Kansas 66101-3350
Directions Burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11:15 AM

701 N 94thKansas City, Kansas 66112

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