Sadie M. Boettcher
A Service of Celebration for longtime McClave resident, Sadie M. Boettcher was held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the McClave United Methodist Church. Reverend T.L. Phillips officiated the service.
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM, the Boettcher family gathered at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville, Oklahoma for the graveside committal services conducted by Reverend William Thomas of the United Methodist Church.
Visitation for Sadie was held Monday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Peacock Funeral Home and prior to the church services on Tuesday.
Mrs. Boettcher was born on September 26, 1914 at Clinton, Missouri to James Paul and Emma Josephine (Burton) Martin and passed away at the age of 97 on December 31, 2011 at the Weisbrod Memorial County Nursing Home in Eads, Colorado where she has lived the last 3 years.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lee G. Boettcher on November 27, 1995, parents, her daughter Lena Jo “Tootie” Morgan and her grandson Shane Morgan as well as three brothers and five sisters.
Sadie is survived by her son Paul “Buddy” (Carla) Boettcher of Oro Valley, AZ, son-in-law Ted Morgan, Jr. of McClave, CO and her sister Ruth Pavey of Fairbanks, Alaska. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren as well as other relatives and many friends.
Sadie moved to Collinsville, OK as a young child. In addition to helping raise and nurture her siblings, she attended schools in Collinsville and during her senior year in high school she met and married the love of her life. Lee and Sadie were married on February 25, 1933 in Claremore, Oklahoma and enjoyed 62 years of marriage together. In addition to being a good friend, loving and kind mother, and a devoted wife, she was involved in numerous other activities. During her McClave years she was 4-H leader, active in Eastern Star, school bus driver, volunteer at the Lamar Welcome Center and along with her husband, owned and operated a grocery store to name a few. She will be sadly missed, but we know she is experiencing a joyous reunion with her loved ones and friends that were there greeting her with open arms.
|My parents, Joe and Martha Kerr, were in Masons and Eastern Star with the Boettchers. I have fond memories of them during my childhood in Lamar. They were expecially supportive of me during my term as Worthy Advisor.|
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Martha Jo (Kerr) Lennox
|Buddy & Carla, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Though this is a hard time for you, I know that you have many wonderful memories of your Mom. I have many good memories of growing up in the McClave community, with both of you, going to school, working in 4-H etc., Lee & Sadie were always there, a good part of that time they were running the McClave store, which was a gathering place for the whole community. They were special people and I will always remember them.|
May God bless & keep you during this time. Wanda (Wertz) Lutz & family
|For the family of Sadie M Boettcher|
It was a highly antiicipated day when Aunt Sadie and Uncle Lee arrived in our barnyard from Mc Clave Colorado. Uncle Lee gave my brother the nickname "Bud" and Aunt Sadie gave me sewing tips for my 4-H project. It was a "reunion time" atmosphere when they arrived and homemade ice cream & pie had to be made to celebrate their long trip from Colorado to Ohio. Later in 1990s when my mother Emilie Hauenstein , (Sadie's sister) , was very ill Sadie made several Ohio trips just to see my mother. I respected Aunt Sadie very much for that effort. To Buddy my cousin I regret that our corn harvest & heavy Ohio snow at present prevents me attending Aunt Sadie's services; I had always planned attending someday - to attend to honor Sadie for the pure sisterly love she gave my mother. Will be thinking of all members of Aunt Sadie's family this week.
From Sherry D Hauenstein Pees, Pees Poor Ridge Farm, Dola Ohio 45835