ANITA ILENE LOOMIS
88, of Cass City died Monday, December 14, 2020 in Northwood Meadows Medical Care Unit, Cass City. She was born February 27, 1932 in Gagetown to Frank and Gladys (Zellar) Weatherhead. She married Donald Howard Loomis August 2, 1952 in Salem United Methodist Church, Cass City. He died November 14, 2018.
Anita graduated from Cass City High School with the class of 1950. As the mother of five children she was always working. She ran a large farm home masterfully, and one gift she was known for was baking. Homemade bread and what we refer to as “Moms World Famous Cinnamon Rolls” were a staple. When her youngest began school, she wanted to “go to work”. Anita worked part time at Kritzman’s Store in Cass City for twenty-seven years. She ended her working career at the age of seventy-three at the Cass City Hospital in the MARC, working there for seven years. Anita opened the center for the early work out crew. She had a love of fitness. Before her time at the MARC she was known to walk the four-mile square the farm sat on and could complete this in under one hour. She completed her first 5K with some of her children and grandchildren at the age of 80.
Anita was committed to remaining close to all her children and grandchildren even while spread across the country. As grown-ups, she talked to all of her children weekly; sharing the news she had learned from talking to her other children. She was her children and grandchildren’s biggest cheerleader. Anita would get her phone chain activated whenever someone needed encouragement or prayer. Prayer is the most important legacy she has left our family. We have countless calendars and devotionals that are her yearly prayer journals that chronicle her faithful petitions for her loved ones.
Anita is survived by her children: Becky (William) Dornbush of Sartell, MN; Debbie (Henry) Cooklin of Monticello, IL; Sally (Michael) Scott of Cass City; Thomas (Valorie) Loomis of Petoskey, Kay (Ethan) Ware of Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Brianne Dornbush (Matt Malarkey), Ariel Dornbush, Joshua (David) Dornbush, Aaron (Ingrid) Cooklin, Amy (Bernard) Bell, Angela (Kyle) Cresap, Ian (Nicole) Scott, Bryce Scott, Joseph Loomis, Benjamin (Megan) Loomis, Hannah Loomis, Peter Loomis, Rachel Loomis, Malachi Ware, Jackson Ware, Noah Ware, Julia Ware; great grandchildren: Nora Bell, Eli Bell, Kaden Cresap, Kolter Cresap, Kaia Cresap, Ekko Scott, Lucian Scott; sister, Elaine (Dick) Hendrick; sister-in-law, Barbara Weatherhead; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Kenneth Weatherhead; William Weatherhead.
Graveside committal service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020. Interment in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Upstate-Carolina Adaptive Golf, serving disabled veterans and individuals with physical, cognitive, or developmental challenges, or Northwood Meadows. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 10 am to 11 am Friday, December 18, 2020 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
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