Murray Nov. 27, 1938 | Mar. 16, 2023
Murray | Nov. 27, 1938 | Mar. 16, 2023
Mrs. Loretta Culver Jobs, 84, of Murray, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.

Loretta was born on November 27, 1938, in Murray, to Ivy and Ola Culver.

She graduated from Murray High School in 1957 and received her bachelor’s degree in business education in three years from Murray State University. She was a founding member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority at Murray State.

Loretta was the first social worker in Calloway County. She was also the first female to join the ranks of Woodmen of the World in Murray and served with them for 20 years. She went on to accomplish many “firsts” as a woman in business. She was the first female real estate broker in Calloway County and opened Loretta Jobs Realty in 1977. She was named the Realtor Associate of the Year for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the first one to receive this state recognition. She went on to open Century 21 Loretta Jobs Realty and continued that agency for 28 years. She was instrumental in developing University Square on 12th Street and opened a new office in that center. She was then owner of Keller Williams Realty and Next Home for You Real Estate. She held real estate licenses in Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida, and in 2022 she celebrated her 50th year of being a Realtor.

In 2010 she began Kids Against Hunger, now called Murray’s Kids Care for Hunger, where thousands of meals were packaged for distribution locally and nationally. She sponsored weekly summer concerts in the Murray-Calloway County Park where funds were donated to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital for the purchase of a 3D Tomosynthesis mammogram. Loretta was a breast cancer survivor, and this mammogram is currently being used by the hospital.

Other “firsts” for Loretta include being a member of the first Leadership Murray Class in 1984 and a graduate of Leadership Kentucky. She was the first female president of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the Rotary Club of Murray with the first class of women and remained an active member.
Loretta volunteered at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House and for many years was also a volunteer in the outpatient surgery and emergency rooms at the hospital. She was a board member of Habitat for Humanity for 22 years, the Way of Wellness and the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She was also an elected member of the Murray City Council and served on the Murray City Planning Commission.

She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. When she and her husband Sid married, their wedding was the first one held at the current church. She and Sid also began the first Young Adult Sunday School class. She served on many church committees, taught Sunday school and they were both active in the Live Nativity presented each December.  Loretta’s motto was “The essence of living is giving,” and she lived this each day.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wilson Hughes Culver.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sindin “Sid” Robert Jobs, whom she married March 25, 1961; two sons, Andy Jobs and wife Barbara of Chicago, Illinois, and Richard “Rick” Jobs and wife Kim of Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren, Zachary and Olivia Jobs of Chicago and Greta and Ezra Jobs of Portland; one sister, Glenda Mazurka of Lexington; twin nieces, Teresa Traut and Lisa Wilson, both of Lexington; one nephew, Wade Mazurka of Lexington; and grand-nieces and -nephews, Adam Tamaji and wife Annalise of Centennial, Colorado, Allison Tamaji of Hebron, and Tyler Wilson and wife Cara of Harrodsburg.

The funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Loretta Jobs is set for 10:30 am on Friday, March 24, 2023 at First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple Street, Murray.  Reverends Rick Dye, Jeff Rudy and Jim Stahler will officiate and burial will follow at Murray City Cemetery. 

Her family welcomes visitors from 4 pm - 7 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home, 1804 Highway 121 Bypass North, Murray.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Murray's Kids Care for Hunger, 317 Stahler Lane, Murray, KY 42071.

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The Heritage Chapel is entrusted with caring for her family.

Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory
Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory
1804 highway 121 bypass north
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-8888
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