Verna D. Lofts, age 67, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Verna was born June 19, 1951 in Tribune, Kansas, the daughter of Wayne B. & Lois L. (Lane) Funk. A 1969 graduate of Wichita County High School in Leoti, she attended and graduated from airline stewardess school in Denver, Colorado and later graduated from cosmetology school in Great Bend, Kansas. She was a certified instructor of cosmetology, receiving her teaching certification in 1998. Verna was owner/operator of The Hair Spot in Leoti, Kansas and served the community as one of the hairdressers for Price & Sons Funeral Homes. She also managed the Blue Bird Inn in Marienthal, Kansas from the mid 1990’s through early 2000.
Verna was an avid horticulturist, devoted mother and supporting wife. She loved giving everyone a “hard-time” and expected the same in return. Whether one first met her at the Blue Bird or saw her every week at one’s regular appointment at the Hair Spot, Verna was a friend to everyone.
On April 27, 2007 she married Mark McDaniel at Denver, Colorado.
Verna’s surviving family includes Her husband - Mark McDaniel of Leoti, Kansas, Her son - Tye Lofts of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Three siblings - Troy Funk of Holyoke, Colorado, Terry Funk of Colby, Kansas, Judy St. John of Leoti, Kansas. There are also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Leoti, Kansas with Reverend Travis King officiating.
Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.
Friends may call from noon until 8:00 pm Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Leoti EMT’s in care of the funeral home.
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