Loraine Kamphaus was born September 25, 1928, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Elizabeth and Noah Atchley. She passed away October 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Canute, Oklahoma, at the age of 88 years and 7 days. Loraine begin school at Ravia, Oklahoma, before the family returned to Elk City, where she graduated from Elk City High School. She was employed at the Green Frog Café before beginning her career in banking, working as cashier. Loraine moved to San Francisco and remained there for several months before returning to Oklahoma and working at First National Bank of Elk City. She was married to LeRoy E. Kamphaus at Clayton, New Mexico, on November 11, 1956, and they lived in Elk City for a short time before moving to Canute, to make their home. Loraine continued to work at First National Bank until becoming employed at First State Bank of Canute.