Obituaries

Obituaries

Ora Loucks 1909 - 2007 Montezuma

Services for Ora Loucks, 97, Montezuma, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Salem Mennonite Church in Copeland. Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery in Copeland.Mr. Loucks died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.He was born July 3, 1909, in McPherson County, the son of Jesse and Carrie Becker Loucks.Mr. Loucks was a farmer and mechanic. He was a member of Montezuma Mennonite Church.He married Anna Ratzlaff on May 8, 1933, in Dodge City. She died Nov. 10, 1992.Survivors include three sons, Jesse, Detroit, Texas, Paul, Garden City, and James, Washington, D.C.; five daughters, Ellen Eichhorn, Garden City, Betty Loucks, Lawrence, Janet Schmidt, Fairview, Okla., and Martha Johnson and Joan Unruh, both of Copeland; two brothers, David C., Copeland, and Walter, Mesa, Ariz.; five sisters, Effie Koehn and Martha Garetson, both of Montezuma, Frances Peterson and Mary Jo Parker, both of Greensburg, and Charlotte Sawyer, Longmont, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Montezuma EMS, sent in care of Montezuma Funeral Home, P.O. Box 421, Montezuma 67867.