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Kathleen Jena "Kay" Loflin

April 13, 1960 — October 19, 2021

Private Family Graveside Services will be Friday, September 23, 2022 at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. 


Kathleen Jena “Kay” Loflin was born in Monroe, Louisiana, April 13, 1960 and passed away on October 19, 2021. Her parents, D. V. Loflin, Jr. and Mary Alyce “Baby” Jackson Loflin were life-long residents of Monroe.


Kay attended River Oaks School and was an outstanding athlete and student throughout her school years. She was an all-state basketball and tennis player and was the only female on the Louisiana state high school golf team. She attended LSU in Baton Rouge in 1978 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from ULM with a Bachelor of Science. Kay went on to study medicine for three years at LSU Medical School in New Orleans. Much to the surprise of her family, she left medical school to pursue a professional golf career, and qualified for the LPGA US Open eleven months later; playing in it several more times during her career. Kay was on the professional golf circuit for 5 years playing in the Florida Futures Tour and LPGA circuit. In 1990, Kay became a stockbroker for Brookstreet Securities in Melbourne, FL, and pursued that career for 20 years. In 2010, she reinvented herself one more time and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Orlando, FL, graduating in 2012. Returning to Monroe after culinary school, Kay worked as a chef and cook in various venues for the last 9 years. She is remembered by her family for her incredible intellect, wit, determination and strength. We are heart broken at her passing, although she did fit several lifetimes into this one!

She is survived by her sister, Lynn Loflin (Stuart Wexelbaum); brother, Wes Loflin (Kim Nicklas Loflin), and her nieces and nephews, Ian Wexelbaum, Nicki Loflin Sampognaro (Frank Sampognaro), John Reed Loflin (Rebecca Robertson Loflin); great nephew Zane Israel Loflin; great niece, Holland Lo Loflin; and numerous cousins across the country. Most dear to her heart, she is survived by her grey tabby, Goober.


A special thank you to family friends, Alicia Doyle and Chuck Summerville.
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623 Highway 80, Monroe, LA 71203

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