Friday, January 16, 2015

Passing of Beth's Mother Fleta Roth

Fleta and Beth
On Sunday evening at our home, Beth's mother Fleta Roth passed peacefully from a life she lived for 97 years and 11 months.  Fleta, Beth and her two brothers moved to St. Louis from Louisiana in 1952 and lived with her sister and her husband in a house across the street from Norwood Hills East Course until around 1990.

Fleta's family includes 3 children, 9 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 9 Great Great Grandchildren.

Even though it was time for her to go, you rarely ever heard her mention anything except being determined to continue to live life.  Vision was poor, walking on her own was no more, but she had a strong desire to be on this earth.

Our house is now quite.  Fleta stayed with us for almost exactly one year since leaving rehab and her own apartment, yes that's right her own apartment last year.  No oxygen machines, no busting-ling activity from her aide during the day helping to get Fleta ready to face the world, and especially no Fleta.

She has a great memory of her life and told many stories from long ago.  She could also get digs into you from time to time. Sometimes pissing you off and other times leaving you laughing and shaking your head at how did she come up with that one.  Excuse my phrasing but she was full of 'piss and vinegar' which pushed her to nearly 98 years.

We know she is in a much better place. Even Lady has been walking around looking for Grandma. It's going to take us some time getting back to normal in the Wachter household.

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