Obituaries

Julia Marloth Loftus

October 27, 1926 - September 15, 2021

Julia M. Loftus, 94, of Geneva, IL passed away on September 15, 2021, at Delnor Hospital after a brief illness.

Frances Julia Marloth was born the second of four children in Dixon, IL on October 27, 1926 to Werner and Mary Louise Marloth.  In 1947, she married John Loftus, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage until his passing in January, 2014.  For more than a half-century, they were active and supporting members of St. Patrick Church and School in St. Charles, IL. They were the parents of six children -- William (Elizabeth), St. Charles, IL; Mary Parker, Wild Rose, WI; Martin (Eve), Naples, FL; Louise (Michael) Lachapelle, San Juan Capistrano, CA; James (Irene), Davenport, IA; and Kathryn Reynolds, St. Charles, IL.  

Julie was an extraordinary wife, homemaker, and mother. She was radiant in aura and dress.  An excellent bridge player, keen shopper, and voracious reader, she outpaced many with her knowledge of current affairs and elegant style.  She was witty and fun, demonstrating incredible patience with a house full of kids and grandkids.  She kept everyone in line and well fed.  Julie had a remarkable presence about her, confident and intelligent, engaging and serene.  She was generous with her time.  She was a wonderful teacher and was simply a delightful woman.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother Rudolf (Daisy) Marloth, Los Angeles, CA.  Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Joan Popma and Jean Hall, grandchild John Timothy Loftus, and husband John.

Visitation will be Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St. Charles, IL.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:30am, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL. Interment will follow at Prairie Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church, Marmion Abbey or Academy, or the University of Notre Dame.

God rest her soul.

For more information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes; 100 S. Third Street, St. Charles, IL. (630)584-2000

 

Guest Book

  • Lindsey Row So sorry for your loss, Jamie. Thinking of you and your family and sending you love.
  • Jill Holubetz Please accept my warmest condolences upon the loss of your mother and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”
  • Adam Bickle The Bickle's send our love and our deepest sympathy. Jamie, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Julie Haack Chris and I send our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Karen Eden May God comfort you in this time of grief. My prayers for you and your family.
  • Robin Ruetenik Jamie and Family, Your mother was such a treasure – I am certain there is a bridge club in heaven! May you have peace with all the memories you've shared together.
  • Clare Holladay Jamie, I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Irene and the family. God bless.