Kathleen Joie “Toots” Ehrmantraut

December 26, 1917 ‒ October 24, 2015

Loudonville, Ohio

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

  • I have many fun memories of Toots and am very grateful for a special friendship enjoyed during her early visits to Californian and when she finally joined us in the Golden State.

    It was a lovely and flattering compliment to know that, if you were a friend of John, you were a friend of Toots. You always received a hearty and genuine hug. There are many wonderful memories – but I will always remember how she loved Christmas and having fun pruning her roses together in the garden just outside her bedroom in Cathedral City. Especially the St. Patrick rose!

  • To the Ehrmantraut family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Many hugs for you all. What little time I got to spend with her was a bright spot for that day to me. She was a firecracker full of life. Remember the good times and she will always live in your hearts. Love to all

  • Sympathies and Prayers for all the family. I am sure she will be missed by many. May you take comfort in knowing she is reunited with her loving husband in heaven.

    Harry and Linda Buettner

  • Jo and Jack, Our deepest sympathies and love to you and your family.
    Guy and Sue McCorkle

  • To all of the family, but especially to Sandi, my heart breaks for you but at the same time rejoices for a giant reunion of great friends that will once again be together. I know that they are all enjoying each other once again. Aunt Tootsie and Uncle John were a large part of my childhood and we were always in and out of each others homes. Just hold on to the good memories and know that you were a wonderful daughter, Sandi and awesome care giver. You ran the full race with your mama and she loved that you were there. It was evident when I saw yall this summer. Take heart in knowing that you made her happy and brought her comfort. Lots of love and prayers to all

  • Condolences to the entire Ehrmantraut family, thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time.
    Ken and Heidi.

  • I worked for many years with Toots at Essex, she was my inspector, she was always joking and making the job fun. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family

  • Dear Sandi and Family,
    I just learned of your mother’s passing and wanted to send my condolences and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace.