Loretta D. Deskins, 78, Bloomington, Ind.: March 29, 1938 – May 25, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Loretta D. Deskins, 78, formerly of Melvern, Kan., passed away on May 25, 2016, at Monroe Hospital, Bloomington, Ind. She was born on March 29, 1938, in Tonganoxie, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Ethel Walker Unfred.

Loretta lived in the Lawrence, Kan., area until marrying Henry Frost in 1954. They had five children. They later divorced, and she lived in Lecompton, Kan., and then Lawrence while raising her children.

Loretta worked at Bendix King, in Ottawa, Kan., for several years. After her children were grown, she married Gary Deskins. They settled in Melvern, where they owned and operated the Sunflower Inn for several years.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband Gary in 2009; two sons, Randolph “Randy” and Douglas “Doug”; a daughter, JoAnna; and two brothers, Martin and Terry Unfred.

Loretta is survived by her son Henry Frost Jr. and daughter Darla Frost (Doug Heshelman), all of Bloomington; two sisters, Twila Higgins and Marsha Jenkins; a brother, Bruce Unfred; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Loretta will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the Melvern Church of God.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences to the family may be sent at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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