From: Marilyn James
Loma Putnam Obituary
LOMA MARIE MOFFET HOLE PUTNAM
Loma Putnam was born on February 25, 1927, to Archie and Eula (Brown) Moffet in San Bernardino, California. At a young age, her family moved to Topeka, Kansas where she graduated from Topeka High School in 1945. After graduation, she planned on attending McPherson College. However, while working at a dental office during the summer, she met a patient, Wilber Hole, who had just returned from World War II.
After a whirlwind courtship, they were married, May 5, 1946 in Topeka. To this union was born five children. They were married 49 years, before Wilber passed. She was raised in The Church of the Brethren. After their marriage they attended the Methodist Church. In the early 60’s she was converted to The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, after which the whole family joined. Loma was very active in the church. She readily accepted any job she was ask to take and mastered it. One of her longest jobs was as Recorder for the RLDS congregation. Earlier in her life, she played bridge and later, dominoes. She excelled at these games. She delighted in entertaining and having parties and was one of the best cooks; hands down! Throughout her life, she was there for her children and anyone needing help or a listening ear. She was a compassionate listener without being judgmental. When her two youngest children were older, she worked in the school cafeteria as well as a nurse’s aide.
Later in her life, after her first husband passed, she married Leslie Putnam. They were married for 18 years; he was the love of her life.
Loma also played piano, harmonica and wrote poetry. She never felt she was good enough to perform. (She was!) Loma was a quiet servant of the Lord, preferring to work for him in the background. She was a valiant servant for the Lord and will be missed by family, friends and those she helped outside the realm of her vineyard. She was preceded in death by Wilber Hole and Les Putnam. Others that passed before her were her grandson, Joshua Harris, granddaughter, Patty Marie Hole, step-grandson, Chris McShane, her brother, Wilmer Moffet, sister-in-law, Freda Moffet, brother-in-law, Al Acker, sister-in-law, Jewel Acker, parents-in-law, Walter and Edna Hole, as well as her own parents, Archie and Eula Moffet.
Surviving children are Marilyn James, Independence, Bonnie McKee (Johnnie), Ava, MO, Barbara Harris, Independence, Ronald Hole (Cheryl), McAllen, TX, David Hole (Pam), Logan Utah. Her 2 step-children, Bob Putnam (Sylvia), Independence, Amy (Todd) Issleib, Cameron MO, Nineteen grandchildren, Fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and greats.
A Memorial Service will be held October 16, beginning at 1:30 PM, at the Waldo
Avenue Restoration Branch, 819 West Waldo, Independence, MO 64050. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Scholarship Fund for Seniors at Center Place Restoration School, CPRS, in memory of Loma, may be made.
Marilyn J James