Marie G. Loomis, 92, of Millers Mills, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in the comfort and dignity of Sitrin Health Care in New Hartford.
She was born June 30, 1921, in Millers Mills, only child of William D. Gorsline, Jr. and Mamie Miller. She was a student in the Millers Mills one-room school, graduated from West Winfield High School in 1938 and attended the Utica School of Commerce. She worked briefly until her marriage to Edwin T. Loomis on Aug. 2, 1941, at St. Augustine’s Church in Ilion. In 1955, Marie and Ed moved to Poughkeepsie, where Marie was later employed by the Poughkeepsie City Schools. After Ed retired from IBM in 1980, they moved back to the family home in Millers Mills and wintered in Silver Springs, Fla.
Marie was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Millers Mills, the Order of the Eastern Star and Col. Marinus Willett-Mohawk Valley Chapter, NSDAR. She was also a volunteer and board member of the Herkimer County Historical Society and a 78-year member of the Millers Mills Grange. Her home on the pond has been the site of the annual ice harvest sponsored by the Grange for many years. Those who knew her are familiar with her needlework skills, musical talent and lifelong love of reading. Throughout their marriage, Marie and Ed enjoyed camping and boating with family and friends, beginning with their 1941 honeymoon.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, Edwin T. Loomis, who died July 4, 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Rubin, and her husband, Bruce, of Millers Mills, and Sandra Feane and her husband, David, of Cobleskill; grandsons, Tyler Loomis Feane and his fiancee, Robin Wheeler, of Albany, and Colby Loomis Feane and his wife, Leah, of Irvington; sister-in-law, Mildred Pollard, of Oneonta; and a nephew, Stephen Pollard, of Centreville, Va.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church, Millers Mills. All are invited to a luncheon reception in the church dining room following the service.
There will be no calling hours. Interment was in Millers Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, West Winfield.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the Community Baptist Church or the Herkimer County Historical Society in memory of Marie.
The family is grateful for the exceptional care and support provided by the staff at Sitrin Health Care.
For online expression of sympathy, go to www.dfwefh.com