Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Munich, Germany, to Franziska (Horman) Seidenader and Otto Seidenader. She came to Big Spring in 1957 from England. She married William Russell “Bill” Loftis on Nov. 5, 1948, in Germany. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1990. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Bill Loftis and wife Suzanne of Spring Branch and Dean Loftis and wife Mary of San Antonio; four daughters, Ellen Austin and husband Donald of Big Spring, Corinne Nilsen and husband Erick of Wichita, Kan., Angie Cole and husband Gary of Big Spring and Gina Franklin and husband John of Austin; 16 grandchildren, Donna Austin, David Austin, Daniel Austin, Katherine Leach, Tonya Fiegel, Russell Loftis, Michael Loftis, Jimmy Wilcox, Charity Wheeler, James Loftis, Kristien Nilsen, Kari Nilsen, Rachel Rubio, Lance Cpl. Joshua Cole, Wade Cook and Cory Woodley; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Gudren Bishoff and husband Harold of Germany; and a sister-in-law, Lola Longcrier of Selma, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Loftis; daughter, Sylvia Storey; two granddaughters, Teresa Prigmore and Lena Michelle; a grandson, Lance Cpl. George Loftis; and a great-granddaughter, Blue Loftis.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1448, Big Spring, Texas 79721-1448.
Pallbearers will be David Austin, Daniel Austin, Wade Cook, Cory Woodley, Lance Cpl. Joshua Cole, Jarred Rubio, Evan Nordby and Jim Loftis.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com