We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Roberta "Bert" Loomis of Griffith, IN, is the daughter of Tillman J Sheely and Lucille (Stivers) Sheely. She attended Hammond high school.
She is preceded in death by her husband Frederick J Loomis, Sr., her son Frederick J Loomis, Jr., daughter-in-law Linda Loomis, grandsons Jonathon Loomis and Frederick Loomis III, son-in-law Richard Gragido, and great-granddaughter Avery Loomis, as well as 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Bert is survived by her children Mike (Cathy) Loomis, Rose (Dale) Ray, Bobbie Ann (Bob) McKinney, Lu Gragido, Tom (Belinda) Loomis, Barb (Steve) Gonzalez, Nancy (Mike) Ranger, John (Toni) Loomis, brothers William and Harry Howisen, 52 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Bert and her husband Fred spent many days and evenings active in Griffith girls softball and Bert started the 1st women's softball league in Griffith.
She never met a stranger and loved spending time with her family and friends sitting on her back porch talking. She lived a full life which included her love of flowers, bowling, being active in girl and boy scouts, and spending many days and evenings watching her children's and grandchildren's activities. She was a life long fan of the Cubs, Bears and Notre Dame and Purdue football. She babysat many of her grandkids and children of family friends, some of whom as adults still have a fear of wooden spoons.
Cremation will be done by Hillside Funeral Home of Highland. A celebration of life will be held on July 9, from 1-5pm, at the Griffith American Legion, 132 N Wiggs St. Interment will take place, without service, on Monday, July 11 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Riley Children's hospital.