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Michael Ray Loomis

Michael Ray Loomis

Class of 1997

(This is probably not the place to mention this, but I could not find a section on your site for those who have passed. PS: I wanted to ad his High School yearbook photo, but I don't know if that is legal or not.....)


Michael Ray Loomis, 32, of Emporia, died Thursday, June 7th, 2012, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born on July 15, 1979, at Council Grove, the son of Raymond D. “Ray” and Rita K. (Harder) Loomis.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 11th, 2012, at the Community Christian Church, 18 McCardell St, Council Grove, with Pastor Clarence Sumner officiating; burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, June 10th, from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Chapel of the Flint Hills, 137 N Union St, Council Grove.

Mr. Loomis worked for Simmons Pet Foods of Emporia. He graduated from Council Grove High School, with the class of 1997; and he was one of the Football Managers. After high school he attended Highland Community College. He was a longtime member of the Pioneer Group of Emporia. In his younger years he was involved in Scouting at Council Grove.

He is survived by his mother Rita Loomis of Omaha; his father and step-mother Raymond “Ray” & Goldie A. Loomis, of Emporia; his sister Mandy Kay Loomis-Taylor (husband Clifton William) of Omaha; his fiancée’ Sarah Burris of Allen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents (on both sides of his family), as well as 2 uncles and a cousin.

The family requests memorials to the Michael Ray Loomis Memorial Fund (Proceeds will benefit his unborn child). Contributions can be sent to the Farmers & Drovers Bank, 201 W Main, PO Box C, Council Grove, KS; or the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Chapel of the Flint Hills, 137 N Union St. Council Grove, KS 66846-0273.

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