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George Lofton

George Earl Lofton, 70, Neosho Falls, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He was born May 16, 1944, in DeSoto, the son of LeRoy and Frances Lofton.
He grew up in the Kansas City, Kan., area. On May 8, 1965, he married Linda F. Sater and they made their home in Kansas City. He worked for Branded Emblem until moving to Neosho Falls in 1990. His wife preceded him in death on May 3, 2002. He was a member of St. Martins Catholic Church in Piqua before becoming a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Yates Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Moore, Minden, La., Teresa Jackson, Iola, and Paula Lofton, Neosho Falls; one brother, Roy; three sisters, Eva, Sharon and Frances; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee, and a sister, Betty.
A visitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martins Cemetery, Piqua. To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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