Lloyd Edmund Haar, age 82, of Elkhart, Kansas, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. He was born October 13, 1934, in Texas County, Oklahoma, the son of Willie and Bessie (Simmons) Haar.
Lloyd grew up in Texas County, Oklahoma and managed the family farm upon his fathers’ death. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1953. He attended Panhandle A&M College for a short time until the bad dirt storm of February 19, 1954, which caused him to come home to the farm. Lloyd spent numerous years serving on church and school boards. He was also a Sunday school teacher. Family was very important to Lloyd. He enjoyed watching the kids and grandkids competing in sports. He loved family gatherings and all holidays. His passion was his cow-calf operation that he was actively involved in until the night before his massive stroke. On November 28, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, JoAnne Warner. They worked side by side on the family farm for 62 years.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnne of their home; one son, William “Bill” Haar and wife Rhonda of Elkhart, Kansas; their children, Ryan & wife Sarah, Maddux, Ella and Hannah, Eric and wife Bethany, Emmy, Aubrey and Avery; three daughters, Cathy Hines and husband Billy Wayne of Elkhart, Kansas; their children, Bryce and wife Ellie, Kreed and Krew, Cody and wife Mamie, Cade and Kenna; Kim Makeever and husband Mark of Weatherford, Texas; their children, Corey and wife Brooke and Adley, Mandy Makeever and Amber Makeever; Lisa Crabtree and husband Doak of Stratford, Texas; their children, Casey Crabtree, Kristen Crabtree Mann and husband Charlie and Hallie; and one brother-in-law, Glenn Brewer.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Selma Haar Brewer; father and mother-in-law, Virgil and Catherine Warner.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Keith Davis and Pastor Terrell Giddens officiating. Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Kansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorial contributions may be given to Open Door Wednesday Night Ministries at the Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart, or Student Mobilization, the college campus ministry of grandson, Corey Makeever at the University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma (please leave the memo blank) in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.