She was born on July 27, 1935, in Columbus Grove, Ohio the daughter of the late Frances V. and Lydia M. (DeCamp) Searfoss.
Family survivors include her sons, Westley (Cheryl) Jenkins, Cleveland, Tennessee and Leroy (Michel) Jenkins of Noblesville, Indiana; two daughters, Lycrecia (Ron) Carrier of Van Wert and Barbara (Michael) McConnell of Fairfield Township, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by four siblings, William Searfoss, Lester Searfoss, Carl Searfoss and Carolyn Pugh.
Loretta attended Hoaglin Jackson School and was a member of New Horizon Church in Van Wert where she loved to volunteer wherever she could. She had worked at Chrysler-Amplex, then retired from General Dynamics in Lima where she worked 1974-1993.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Custis officiating. Calling hours are 3-7 p.m., on Friday. Private interment will take place at Hedges Cemetery near Broughton.
Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.
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