In Loving Memory…

Richard J. Loftus

Richard Joseph Loftus of Dallas, Texas passed away on July 9, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born on February 2, 1928, to John and Arvilla (Goodall) Loftus in Tama, Iowa, and graduated from Tama High School in 1947. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Mary Anna Arndt on August 3, 1954, in Fairfield, Iowa. Richard and his family lived in Tama, Iowa, until 1970. In December 1970, his family moved to Sedalia, Missouri, where Richard was a longtime businessman and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After retirement, Richard and Mary moved to Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Anna Loftus of Dallas, Texas; children, Michael Loftus and wife, Ellen of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Richard Loftus and wife, Joyce of Oakley, Kansas, Steven Loftus and wife, Teresa of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Daniel Loftus and wife, Katie of Hays, Kansas, Diane Jennings and husband, Bob of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Loftus and wife, Kim of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Patricia Gum and husband, Trey of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Joseph Loftus and wife, Tiffany of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Kathy Kohler and husband, Spencer of Dallas, Texas, and Julie Pattison and husband, Brian of Fairfax County, Virginia; son-in-law, James Pair of Stilwell, Kansas; brother, Patrick Loftus and wife, Sharon of Naples, Florida; thirty-one grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Marie Pair; brother, Jack Loftus; and sisters, Gloria Kirkaldy and Yvonne Loftus.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75220.

Interment will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. Gary and Marsha Yancey :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary and the entire Loftus family. May the lord up above hold each and everyone of you in the palm of his hand at time.

  2. Rita and Mike Minchk :

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. Sharing in your sadness.

  3. Johnny and I send our love and sympathy to the Loftus family. Diane, we were honored to have known him and know he was deservedly loved by many as a good husband, father, grandpa and friend.

  4. John & Chelsea Kehde :

    Our condolences to the Loftus family on Dick’s passing.

  5. Charles and Jim Wise :

    Sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. Our thoughts go out to the family.

  6. Peggy ( McCall) Douglas :

    Uncle Richard….I remember he dressed up like Santa one year when Patty and I were in Nanny and Pops living room, and he peeked through the window..then came inside. That how I knew for sure there was a Santa. Patty passed away in March 2017 at age 66 from cancer. This is the part of life I hate…when our loved ones are gone. Sending my love to all of you. peggy

  7. Anthony Hellman :

    We will all miss your dad. He had such an infectious, joyous personality. Just like his love of antiques. I remember him putting the water fountain outside at the Sedalia house. Uncle Dick and Mary were always so giving and loving. May there be antiques in heaven for Richard and healing grace for us here on earth.

  8. Millie, Charley, and Charlotte Curry :

    So very sorry about Dick – may your memories help you find peace. We enjoyed our years with the Loftus family in the old neighborhood. Dick’s smile and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. Sending prayers of comfort for all of you.

  9. C.T. And Marlys Jacobi :

    So sorry for your loss. He will be sadly missed.

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