Loeta Marie Julian
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Loeta Marie Julian
Loeta was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Joplin, Mo., to Frank and Ona (McDaniel) Messer.
On Oct. 1, 1949, at Lamar, Loeta married Roland Haile and they had shared more than 44 years together before his death on Jan. 11, 1994.
She married Pete Julian Nov. 25, 1995 and he preceded her in death Aug. 23, 2008.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Frank Messer and Ona Messer Hackney; her stepfather, Sam Hackney; and her half-brother, Glenn Hackney.
A strong work ethic and interest in sewing and quilting was sparked at an early age as Loeta worked at Sam & Ona Hackney's Dry Goods Store on the east side of the Lamar square. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1946, Loeta earned a teaching degree from SMS, in Springfield, and taught at Forest Grove country school for a short time. In addition to being a farm wife and devoted homemaker, Loeta had served as Richland Township Collector for many years. Over the years, she had also worked at the Lamar ASCS Office, Blue Top Restaurant, and Thorco. She will be remembered by many as an accomplished seamstress and avid quilter who enjoyed the challenge of difficult patterns and intricate design.
Survivors include a son, Terry (Becky) Haile, of Carthage; a daughter, Melanie (Ron) Bruffett, of Lamar; a stepdaughter, Beverly (Alan) Babigan, of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren, April (Tim) Riley, Gretchen (Kyle) Rozeboom, Seth (Ali) Bruffett, Terra (Daniel) Crihfield, and Trevor (Lacy) Haile; ten great-grandchildren, Grace, Kelton, Noah, Owen, Cooper, August, Trace, Loralei, Landry, and Elsa; and many extended Haile and Julian family members.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd, at Daniel Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Memorial Hospital, Good Shepherd Nursing Home, or Hospice Compassus, in care of the funeral home.
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