Ella Loose gave birth to two children, but sadly both died as infants. Ella was well known for being strong willed, compassionate, and generous, and for her lavish parties while entertaining for the benefit of both their business and community.

At age 60, “Kansas City’s No. 1 Society Dowager” activated a plan to conquer Washington, D.C. society. For years, she was a popular party hostess and donor there, and often a White House guest and friends with several Presidents and many dignitaries.