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Idelle Oliver Loftis

Mrs. Idelle Oliver Loftis of Lebanon passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 at the age of 92.

Born in Franklin, Kentucky on January 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Marlin Oliver, Sr. and Mazie Gann Oliver.

Idelle was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and at the time of her passing she was the oldest member. She was a seamstress, and up until her sudden illness and passing was sewing for others. She was known for canning many jars of pear preserves and giving them away. She enjoyed having meals with family and friends at the Cracker Barrel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Austin Loftis; son-in-law, Kenny Winfree; four sisters: Estelle Oliver, Evelle Baskerville, Ella Mae Scruggs, and Edna Edwards; and five brothers: James Lee, Willie Clay, Marlin Jr., Roy, and Billy Oliver.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Loftis Winfree; son, Robert (Angie) Loftis; and three grandsons, Keith Winfree, Ryan Loftis, and Jordan Burnette; one great-grandson, Solain Burnette; special friend, Joann Scarlett.

Visitation Monday 3-7 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m.. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 11 a.m. from the Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home with her pastor Bro. Mike Shelby officiating. Interment at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Eddie Oliver, Mike Jones, Mike Oliver, Terry Scruggs, Ryan Loftis, Eric Peloquin, and David Grisham. Honorary pallbearers: Keith Winfree, Chuck Oliver, Jerry Scruggs, the ladies’ Sunday school class at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and friends from the Jimmy Floyd Center.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.



Messages for the Family

  1. Marcy Webster says:
    Tom & I are so sorry to hear of Idelle’s passing. She was a dear neighbor and friend for many years. I will miss our chats in our front yards.