Marsha Lea Heston Loomis, 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 7th at Presbyterian Manor, after a short battle with breast cancer. She was born September 20, 1932, in Sherman County to Diva Mae Williams and Charles Austin Heston.
Marsha attended school at the University of Denver Women’s College and later graduated from Marymount College majoring in child psychology. She married Robert (Bob) Eugene Loomis on October 27, 1951 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They lived in El Paso, Texas, and Topeka, Kansas before settling down and raising a family in Salina. Marsha was a member of DAR, Beta Sigma Phi, Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and the Silver Needles Quilt Guild. She volunteered countless hours for the Crisis Hotline, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Salina Silver Sabres Drum & Bugle Corp along with the Salina Public Library. She enjoyed reading, painting, sewing, genealogy and quilting. We will forever miss her kindness, unconditional love and her infinite wisdom.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and her oldest daughter, Susan in 2004. She is survived by her son, David, of Wichita, Jennie Loomis of Salina and Robin (Craig) Nachbar of Salina; grandchildren Aleisha Gremmel and Rhiannon Gremmel, Brittany Keener, Tom Dirickson, and Austin and Zach Nachbar; along with 9 great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and a gathering of friends and family will take place at the home of her daughter, Robin, on Saturday, February 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to the Smoky Hill Audubon Society or the Salina Public Library.