Betty Jean Loomis

(March 17th, 1930 - February 3rd, 2014)

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Betty Jean Loomis, age 83 of Chadwick, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, in her home with her family by her side. She was born March 17, 1930 the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle (Jones) Shipman. On August 25, 1947 she was united in marriage to Donald LeRoy Loomis.Betty was a homemaker and longtime resident of Christian County. She enjoyed being a devoted mother, wife, sister and grandmother. Betty was blessed with a passion for quilting and demonstrated her talent by making hand pieced quilts. Her children and grandchildren benefited from receiving their very own hand-made quilt. Betty was also an incredible cook and her family enjoyed the smell of fresh baked cookies before opening her front door.Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don in 2007, two sisters Margie and Wilma (Sissy) and a brother Lloyd.Betty is survived by three children Shirley Essick and husband John of Chadwick, Howard Loomis and wife Phyllis of Springfield, and Donald D. Loomis of Independence; three sisters Hazel Hursh, Helen Turner, and Eula Mae Haden all of Sparta; seven grandchildren Curtis Essick and wife Amber, David Essick and wife Mindy, Tracie Zacha and husband Derek, Brock Simmerman and wife Patty, Shannon Loomis ,Tabitha Nguyen and husband Cuong, Heather Edie and husband Brad; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and good friends.Funeral services for Betty will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. "Bally" Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at

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