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Loren E. Love

Visitation:

Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Love family home southeast of Vandalia.

Service:

Sunday, November 23, 2014 from, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Love family home.

Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.

Loren E. Love passed away at home at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014 with family at his side. He was a 1956 graduate of Community R-VI high school and lived most of his adult life in the Vandalia area. After graduation, he began his professional career as an auto body specialist. He owned and operated Love's Body Shop in Vandalia for 35 years. Upon retirement from the auto body business, he worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections in Jefferson City; then moving to Bowling Green where he attained the rank of sergeant. He stayed with the D.O.C. until his retirement in 2003. Loren was a member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491. He loved traditional country music. Loren started at an early age with his brothers playing the early morning radio show in Wichita Falls, Texas. He continued playing music through the years with many area musicians. Loren and his wife enjoyed playing senior dances with Yesterday's Gold Band. He was happiest working on the farm and enjoyed outdoor activities with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born: February 17, 1938 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Harlan E. and Fern (Cox) Love.

Married: Delores Ann Branstetter and then married Marilyn Kohl on January 29, 1982, who survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Marilyn of rural Vandalia; two sons: Greg and wife, Ann Love of High Ridge, Missouri and Scott Love of Harrison, Arkansas; two daughters: Lorie and husband, Don Uhey of Vandalia and Ellen and husband, Alan Roy of rural Vandalia; one sister, Janet Page of Vandalia; two sisters-in-law: Connie Love of Las Vegas and Marie Hargrove of Greenville, Mississippi; also survived by eight grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and his "sweetie pie" mother-in-law, Rachel Kohl.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Blessings in a Bag, in care of Cindy Pirth at the Van-Far High School in Vandalia, Missouri.


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