Loretta Murle Vann (Riner), born August 28, 1930, in Wichita, Kansas, passed away at age 90 on January 19, 2021, in McKinney, Texas. Along with her beloved husband of 65-years, Wilson Vann, she co-owned and operated Judo and Tae Kwon Do schools in Wichita, Kansas and Tahlequah, Oklahoma for over fifty years, producing many champions in national and international competition. Loretta developed cherished and lifelong relationships within the martial arts community worldwide. In tandem with operating the schools, she also had a career in Dietary Services at the St. Francis Hospital Pavilion. She was active and happy in Wichita with her extended family and friends. Loretta loved to travel and enjoyed the retirement move to Oklahoma. She quickly embraced the Tahlequah and Cherokee Nation communities which she held close to her heart, rediscovered her love for traditional gospel music, and enjoyed deepening her relationships with Wilson's side of the family. Loretta moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area in 2011 with Wilson to be closer to her daughters, Debra Logan, and Lorna Donald.
She is survived by daughters, Dr. Debra Logan and husband, Doyle Logan of Frisco, Texas and Lorna Donald and husband, John Donald of Frisco, Texas; daughter-in-law, Carol Vann of Lenexa, Kansas; four grandchildren, Jim Vann, Erik Vann, Heather Vann, and Aaron Dunn; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Alexander Vann; her brother, Russell R. Riner of Las Vegas, Nevada; and sister, Helen Sage residing in California. She leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends with whom she created a lifetime of fond memories.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Russell M., and Dorothy M. Riner (Fermin); brothers, Robert and Donald Riner; sister, Nellie Baron; and son, Gary Vann.
Visitation is open to the public and will be held on January 28th from 5pm - 8pm at Old Mission Mortuary, 3424 East 21st Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67208. A private funeral service will be held on January 29th at 1:00pm, and guests are welcome to attend the service virtually via streaming video online. Flowers are allowed in the chapel or memorials in her honor can be made to the American Cancer Society
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