Kathleen Joie “Toots” Ehrmantraut
December 26, 1917 ‒ October 24, 2015
LOUDONVILLE: Toots Ehrmantraut had a special love language: flowers. She brought plants to friends and family as a constant reminder of her love for them. She cultivated a beautiful garden and had a special fondness for roses. Toots always found beauty in nature. Even in autumn when the plants transition for winter, she was awestruck by the vibrant fall leaves.
Kathleen Joie “Toots” Ehrmantraut peacefully passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 in Colonial Manor in Loudonville surrounded by her family. She was 97.
She was born December 26, 1917 to parents Joseph & Margaret Meadows in Williamsburg, Kentucky. On November 2, 1940, she married John F. Ehrmantraut and they shared 48 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1988. They are now together again.
Toots worked at Essex Wire where she worked as an Inspector for over 20 years until her retirement. In spare time, she took pleasure in tending to her garden and reading (usually a book each day!). Her friends and family will remember her as a strong and honest woman who worked to bring joy to others.
Toots was a former member of Resurrection Parish in Lexington and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by three children: John F. Jr. and Don Prentice of Palm Springs, CA, Jack & Jo Ehrmantraut of North Ft. Meyers, FL, and Sandi & Gil Faircloth of Loudonville; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Jane Stamper of Mansfield; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Polly Hosler, eleven siblings, and her parents.
Her family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring her life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington.
For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to the American Heart Association and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Toots’ family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com