Evelene Loftin

Monday, November 20, 2017

Evelene (Swofford) Loftin was born October 7, 1934, in Berryville, Arkansas, youngest daughter of Clarence and Alta (Plumlee) Swofford. Evelene passed away peacefully at home, November 14, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years.

On June 25, 1954 she was united in marriage for sixty-three years to Roy Gene Loftin. While young newlyweds, they lived in Baumholder, Germany from 1954-1956 during the Korean War, while Roy proudly served in the U.S. Army. When they returned to Tulsa, she worked at the local phone company and for Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association. In 1972, Evelene and Roy moved to Chetopa, Kansas along with their two daughters Gail and Janet, opened a Western Auto store and spent the next 14 years raising their family. In 1986, Evelene and Roy moved back to Tulsa where they managed a Mini Storage facility until retirement.

Evelene was a loving wife, wonderful mother, loyal sister and compassionate grandmother. As a young teenager, she gave her heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the years, she and her family attended Capitol Hill, First Assembly and Woodlake Assembly of God churches. During her younger years, she demonstrated her skills as an expert seamstress, served on P.T.A. committees, and actively volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Loftin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Gail Wilson, Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Janet Moder and husband, Scott, Reston, Virginia; four grandsons Charles Wilson of Claremore, Oklahoma; Jordyn, Colston, and Trenten Moder, Reston, Virginia; brother, Archie Swofford and wife, Mary of Berryville, Arkansas; many cousins, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alta Swofford and four sisters, Blanche Summers, Ruby Keeland, Ruth Freeman, and Vada Austin.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Hale Chapel, Oak Grove, Arkansas with Pastor (name) officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Hale Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.