Patricia M. Loida, 91

Patricia M. Loida, age 91, of Eldon, Missouri went home to Jesus on Thursday, December 24, 2020. She passed at her home surrounded by her family.

Pat was born on June 20, 1929 in Dupo, Illinois, the daughter of Eddie and Bertha Mason. In 1942, Pat graduated from Dupo High School. She was employed as a CPA for Airtherm Inc. and then as a private secretary to the President of Doyle Oil of St. Louis, Missouri. After moving to the lake area, she also worked as a bookkeeper for Ivy Oil of Eldon, Missouri.

Pat was united in marriage to Jack Steppig in 1948 who preceded her in death. Three girls were born to that union. She later met and was married to Larry Loida in 1982. T

hey resided in Columbia, Illinois for a short time until moving to their current residence that overlooks the Osage river, where she enjoyed nature, watching the wildlife, and feeding her hummingbirds.

Pat was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was warm and compassionate, filling her home with joy and kindness. She was passionate about her family, always supportive and she loved unconditionally.

Hosting and cooking for family gatherings were her specialty. She was loved deeply and will be missed greatly.

Pat is survived by her husband Larry Loida of the home; daughter Rita Kempf (Charles); seven grandchildren Jackie nee Diehl Klein (John), Charlie Kempf II (Amy), Christine nee Simmons Lohrberg (Thor), Michelle nee Bartlett (Tory) , Amy nee Kempf Funderburk (Jack) , Jennifer Dell, and Jessica nee Simmons Sager (Brad); fourteenth great-grandchildren Chuck Klein, Juliana nee Klein Schaefer (Joe), Chas Kempf, Karlie Kempf, Trece Lohrberg, Grant Lohrberg, Jacob Lohrberg, Tory Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett, Samantha Funderburk, Luke Funderburk, Jackson Funderburk, Amelia Sager, and Remi Sager; and one great-great-grandson Jace Schaefer.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Eddie and Bertha nee Byington Mason; husband Jack Stepping; sister Florence Hutchinson; daughters Mary nee Steppig Golaszewski and Debra nee Steppig Simmons; and infant great-granddaughter Taylor Bartlett.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The family will welcome friends for visitation from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm prior to services at the church. Interment will be held at Kempf Family Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Posted online on February 02, 2021