The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

February 5, 2014

Kenneth C. Loomis


Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — Kenneth C. “Bud” Loomis, age 84, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2014, at UH Conneaut Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1929, in Conneaut, he was the son of Kenneth E. and Marcia L. (Woodworth) Loomis.

In his younger years, Bud worked on the railroad and at Fortune Food Supply. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He later operated a gas station and auto repair shop in Michigan for many years and retired from Car Quest.

Following retirement, he and his first wife Agnes were full-time RV’ers for 12 years. Following her death, he moved back to Conneaut.

Bud was a member of New Leaf United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, camping and playing cards.  He also had served as a volunteer fireman at East Conneaut Volunteer Fire Department and in Michigan.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene (Hanger) Bosick Loomis, whom he married Dec. 28, 2002; a son, Gary (Claudine) Loomis of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a step-son, Charles (Sharen) Schulz of Memphis, Tenn.; step-children, Kathy (Larry) Dixon of Columbus, Ohio, Becky (Bill) Funk of Conneaut, Ohio, Cindy (Nick) Kip of Columbus, Ohio, and Melissa Strader of North Carolina; granddaughter, Rebecca (Jason) Poland; step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Bret (Brooke) Dixon, Cory and Kayla Funk, Alex and Elizabeth Kip, Karie Strader and Cherilyn (Scott) Moore; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Riley Poland; brothers, Duane (Marlene) Loomis, Claude (fiancée, Marion) Loomis, Carl (Joyce) Loomis and Jimmie (Charlotte) Loomis; and several nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Agnes in 2001; a brother, Walter Loomis; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Loomis and Jean Loomis; and a son-in-law, Charles Strader.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7th, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, with Pastor Jan Walsh, of New Leaf United Methodist Church, officiating. Following cremation, inurnment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 6th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Leaf United Methodist Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.