Marsha Loftis, 71, passed away peacefully in her home in Mills River on December 31, 2020. Born in Oklahoma City, OK on December 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Carroll Maurice Kramer and Barbara Smith Kramer.
After spending her early years in Oklahoma and Arkansas, she moved with her family to Brevard in 1964. She was a 1967 graduate of Brevard High School and attended Western Carolina University.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Loftis; a daughter, Kristin Jones (Forrest) of Fletcher; a son, Richard Loftis (Elizabeth) of Belmont, NC; 5 grandchildren, Cole Rhinehart and Cora Jones of Fletcher, and Stevie, Katherine (Kit), and Claire Loftis of Belmont; a brother, Max Kramer of Brevard; many brothers and sisters in-laws and nieces and nephews; and some very dear friends.
A devoted mother and grandmother, Marsha’s family was the central focus of her life. Hers was a life filled with attending athletic events, arranging opportunities for the family to be together, and finding just the right gift or toy. She particularly loved family trips to the beach. One of Marsha’s great passions was the Christmas season, in all its dimensions. With her vast collection of Christmas ornaments and decorations, she annually turned the inside of her home into a wonderland. She will be in our hearts each day, and we know she will be home with us for Christmas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.