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Loar, Anne N. (Newton)

Loar, Anne N. (Newton)

August 20, 1936 — November 24, 2022

Anne N. (Newton) Loar, 86, of Grandview, MO, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, MO.

Anne was born August 20, 1936, in Olmstead, KY; the daughter of James Newton and Isabelle (Bailey) Newton. Raised in a farming community, Anne had a different set of goals for herself. She attended the University of Kentucky in the early 1950s as one of the first women to enroll in the business school and accounting program and where she earned her Bachelor’s of Business and Accounting Degree. After college, Anne worked at Fort Campbell, KY where she later met and married J. Robert (Bob) Loar. Anne had two children; a son, R. Granville Loar, and a daughter, Sarene (Loar) Bourdages.

Anne moved to Kansas City, MO in 1964 and began working in the finance department of Trans World Airlines (TWA). Upon the birth of Sarene, she took a break from the corporate world and spent time raising her two children, eventually returning to the workplace where she last worked as the accountant and office manager for Blue Hills Country Club in South Kansas City. She retired from Blue Hills after a 24-year tenure.

Anne spent time volunteering throughout her adult life. She was deeply involved in the Ruskin High School Band program – assisting with fundraising and booster support. While the children were in college, Anne supported her children’s fraternity and sorority events and was always involved in programs that supported her children and their interests.

Anne enjoyed extensive travel, great food, live music and theater and spending time with her family and friends. But her passion was sports. She loved the Chiefs and don’t even think about talking to her during a college basketball game. An avid supporter of University of Missouri and Kentucky basketball teams (and, somewhat grudgingly, Duke University), Anne could be found in front of a television or radio from fall through March Madness. She was pretty lucky with some of her brackets too. Anne also had a huge heart for her four-legged furry family and cherished the companionship and love that her dogs shared with her. Her eyes would light up when she was around her pets and their tails were always wagging.

Survivors include her ex-husband, Robert Loar; son, Granville Loar; and daughter, Sarene Bourdages.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at (please include Anne’s name):

Wayside Waifs

https://secure.waysidewaifs.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6516&6516.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T

Heart of America Humane Society

https://heartofamericahs.org/donate/

Service Information

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Loar, Anne N. (Newton)'s Guestbook

Our sincere condolences to Granville and Sarene. Anne was a very special lady and always the kindest. We will always remember the good time we shared. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy and Ted Loar

Lisa and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to Anne’s family. I worked with Anne at Blue Hills from ‘83 to ‘86 and she was just the kindest person all around. Rest in peace, Anne. 😘

Gustavo Jimenez

I am blessed to have had Anne in my life. I met her when I began working at Blue Hills Country Club. She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. After we both retired and I moved back to Florida, we still kept in touch. She was so proud of her family! My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved her.

Kathi Martin

I love Anne. We only met a few times in the early 90’s when both Sarene and I lived in NC and then at Sarene and AD’s wedding. Yet, ever since meeting her, brief as it was, I could always count on receiving a Christmas card from her. She was always so welcoming and kind. Sarene and Granville, I am so deeply sorry for this huge loss in your lives. Sending so much love and hugs.

Gwen Spizz

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