GREAT BEND — Loretta T. Forshee, 98, of Great Bend, formerly of Hutchinson, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, surrounded by her family and the loving staff at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend.
Loretta was the eighth out of 11 children, born Sept. 23, 1919, in Chase, on the family farm, to Matthew H. and Mary P. (Barry) Malone.
Loretta attended first through 10th grades in Chase and then Marymount Catholic Girls School in Salina her junior and senior years. She then attended Marymount College, majoring in music and voice.
Loretta was a member of the St. Mary’s Altar Society of St. Mary’s, Holy Cross Altar Society of Hutchinson, Pinochle Club at St. Mary’s, EHU of Rice County, and NARRF of Reno County. She enjoyed crafts, flowers, cooking and doing ‘her housework’. She loved and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be missed.
Her future husband, Lytle ‘Ike’ Forshee was visiting family in Chase, saw Loretta with some friends and declared ‘I am going to marry that gal!’ Ike and Loretta were married Nov. 27, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chase, by her cousin, Monsignor Quentin Malone. Ike died April 6, 2000.
From this union were born: children, Ron Forshee (Pat), Wichita; John Forshee (Jean), Enid, Okla.; Kent Forshee (Theresa), Salina; Elaine Straub (Rod), Great Bend; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and 10 siblings.
Parish Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Church of the Holy Cross, 2631 Independence Road, Hutchinson, with Father Michael Kerschen officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Church of the Holy Cross, with Father Michael Kerschen officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to River Bend Assisted Living, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Elliott Mortuary & Crematory
1219 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, KS, 67501
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 11, 2018