Barbara Ann Lofton

Visitation: 5-6 p.m. July 11, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral to immediately follow.

Barbara Ann Lofton, 80, the daughter of the late Thelma Mae (Harris) Herd and the late Sterling Porter Herd, was born June 8, 1938, in Memphis, Tennessee, and died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Springfield. She was united in marriage to Joel Lofton on Oct. 28, 1957 in Hernando, Mississippi.

Barbara was a homemaker most of her adult life and also worked as a doctor’s office assistant and a florist. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. Barbara loved her family with all of her being and lived her life for Jesus. Her hobbies included reading, sewing, painting and creating all kinds of arts and crafts. She raised African violets and other plants and she was a very skilled pianist.

Barbara is survived by her son Jeffery David Lofton and wife Jennifer of Nixa; four grandchildren, Hannah Lofton, Chloe Lofton, Sawyer Lofton and Smith Wheeler; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joel, of 46 years; and a grandchild, Mark Dunston.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the funeral home.