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Franklin Loyles

July 19, 1943 — January 8, 2022


Franklin Dean Loyles, 78, died Saturday (January 8, 2022) at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

He and his twin brother, were born on July 19, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Franklin Ward and Anna Laura Phillips Hickerson Loyles. Frank was raised in Wichita and attended South High School along with working at his father’s construction business.

Frank married Colleen Ratzloff on May 15, 1970 and they had four children. Frank and Colleen were later divorced.

He had worked at Excel in Hesston, Heckendorn Manufacturing in Cedar Point, and was a driver for the Salvation Army in Newton. Frank enjoyed writing poetry, fishing, sports and time with his family.

Survivors include his sons Chad Loyles of Newton and Brian Loyles of Texas; daughter Heidi Herbrich of Texas and Dalene Mesecher of Halstead, Ks; and four grandchildren.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; twin brother James Eugene Loyles; and two sisters (which were also twins) Dollie Jean Ellis and Ollie Lea Odle.

Cremation has been effected with private inurnment in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Ks.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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