Loretta V. Kuntze, 72 of Gordonville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 27, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clarence and Aline Evans Lange.  She and Larry Kuntze were married April 21, 1963 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.

Loretta was a 1961 graduate of Jackson High School and a 1962 graduate of the former Jackson Beauty School.  She owned and operated Lora-Don Beauty Shop in uptown Jackson for 52 years and for the past 18 years, also worked at Saint Francis Medical Center as a part-time transporter. She was a Past Worthy Matron in the Jackson Eastern Star Chapter 91, and a Past District Deputy.  For many years, Loretta served families by styling hair at McCombs Funeral Home.  She was a member of Connection Point Church in Jackson.

In addition to Larry, her husband of 53 years, loving survivors include a son, Jared (Diane) Kuntze of Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Pam (Bradley) Eggimann of Lynn Haven, Florida; two brothers, Randy (Ann) Lange of Millersville and Steve Lange of Jackson; two grandchildren, Malinda and Matthew Eggimann of Lynn Haven, Florida; a niece and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2015, at the funeral home with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Connection Point Church.

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  1. Eric Birk

    Sorry for the loss of Loretta Kuntze she was my grandmas hairdresser. I brought her there for her haircut every other Saturday and we came there on that Saturday on Mother’s Day weekend and she looked fine. I guess she got feeling bad on Saturday night or Sunday.

  2. Brenda McCowan

    I am so very sorry. Know that Loretta will be missed; she was special!

  3. Trisha LaGrand

    So sorry for your loss!!! Loretta was a very good friend to me while I worked with her as a transporter. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family

  4. Cheryl Macke

    Barbara Froman, Harry Froman, and Cheryl Froman Macke

    We are shocked to hear of the death of our Eastern Star Sister! She was a special woman and a good friend. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with the family.

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