(nee Wolf) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Beloved wife for nearly 70 years of Thomas Fox Landholt, Sr.; loving mother of Julie (Peter) Sharamitaro, Jeanne (Bruce) Schlafly, Thomas Landholt, Jr., Doug (Joan) Landholt, Mary Lou (John) Frank, Rosanne (Phil) Donato and Carol (Randy) Rechtien; dear grandmother of 22 (including Sarah Landholt, deceased); dear great-grandmother of 10; dear mother-in-law of Kathy Landholt; cherished sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Pat, Kati, Debbie and Rachel.
Services: Visitation Saturday, July 6, at St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church (3949 Wilmington Ave., 63116) 9:00 a.m. until Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation appreciated. A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.
Rose’s 89 years brought both sadness and glee,
But the joys overshadowed the pain.
From Goethe to Burgen to Cole 33,
Her life was more sunshine than rain.
(preceding poem adapted from the one written for Tom and Rose’s 25th wedding anniversary at Top of the Sevens in Clayton)
Here are some of the touchstones of Rose’s life:
Attended Our Lady of Sorrows Grade School (Class of ’43) and St. Elizabeth Academy (Class of ’47) … married at St. Margaret of Scotland on November 5, 1949 … lifelong parishioner of St. Stephen Protomartyr … sang for many years in St. John the Baptist parish choir … along with her husband Tom she loved entertaining family and friends at Cole Lake … enjoyed playing bingo for quilts at rural Missouri churches, winning and sharing many! She died peacefully at home in the arms of the angels and those who loved her.
Along with music, there was a special place in Rose’s heart for babies, and she experienced great joy in the company of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will treasure those memories most of all.