Marsha Loftis December 7, 1949 - December 31, 2020

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.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or Four Seasons Hospice.

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  1. Odell Suber says

    To my classmate and friend, Richard Loftis, I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My family extends our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    ~Odell D Suber Jr~

  2. William Hutchins says

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss, I just read about it
    in the Transylvania Times yesterday. I will put you and your
    family in my prayers.

  3. Linda Paulus says

    David, Kristen, and Richard,
    I am so saddened to hear about Marsha. I always enjoyed talking and working with her. My sincere condolences on your loss. Marsha was an amazing women. I am blessed to have known her.

  4. Donys Kaye Merrill(frmr: Holtzlcaw) says

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Marsha was onenof my favorite people as we went thrubhigh school. She was a delight to all of us around her.
    There were those in school who claimed we looked so much alike we should be twins. But no…Marsha was beautiful-inside and out. You, as her family, are certainly in my prayers.

  5. Stony Gonce says

    Mr. Loftis, Richard, and Kristin…I am saddened by the loss of Mrs. Loftis. You all were wonderful neighbors as I grew up with Richard when you lived off 280 in Mills River. Your entire family has such a kind spirit. Peace be with you.

  6. Marguerite Enloe Flynn says

    My condolences to your family. I attended high school and college with Marsha and remember her as a very kind person.

  7. Larry and Linda Nelson says

    David and Family,
    Linda and I were very saddened to hear of Marsha’s passing. I had heard some time back she had health issues but didn’t realize they were this serious. I remember a vibrant and energetic lady. You and the family are in our prayers during this hard time

  8. Judi (Grant) Clark says

    I went to high school with Marsha. We were majorettes together. She was such a sweet, kind person and a good friend. I will remember her fondly. My condolences to her family in this most difficult time.

  9. Nancy Walters says

    So sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing, Dave. From what I read, Christmases ahead may have a sadness without her, but you certainly will have wonderful memories of how she loved the season to bring smiles to you and your family. Sending prayers for peace.

  10. Ruth Perry says

    So sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing.
    Have many good memories of her when our girls played sports – great times.
    Our best to the family and may God comfort you during this time.
    Ruth and Michael Perry

  11. Beatrice Burns says

    I loved working with Marsha at Rugby years ago. Great memories! Condolences to her family.