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Cleta Lorene Waechter

Posted By Menke Funeral & Cremation Center On December 14, 2017 @ 3:15 pm In Obituary | 5 Comments

Cleta Lorene Waechter passed away surrounded by her children December 12, 2017, at her Brookdale Assisted Living home in Sun City, AZ

She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Waechter, her parents, George and Lillie Mae Julian, her sister, Audrey Coffel, and her brothers, Clinton Julian and Charles Julian. She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Vera and Chris Lyons, Phoenix, AZ; Debbie and Tom Taegel, Phoenix, AZ; Ava and Chuck Ellis, Franklin, TN; and her son and his wife, Jeff and Kim Waechter, Rockvale, TN. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was born in Ellsinore, Missouri, January 12, 1929, and relocated to St. Louis after her high school graduation. She took a job at Emerson Electric where she met and married Raymond Waechter on December 11, 1948. They spent the first 17 years of their marriage in St Peters, MO, before moving to Liberty, MO. Cleta worked as a Catholic grade school teacher until her retirement. Cleta was a practicing Catholic and attended St James Church in Liberty, MO, and St. Elizabeth Seton in Sun City, AZ. She and Ray spent their retirement years splitting their time between their homes in Liberty, MO and Phoenix, AZ, until they permanently relocated in Sun City, AZ, in 2001. She loved to sew, quilt and crochet when she was young and played golf after retirement. In addition, she really loved to play cards and was a talented and shrewd competitor. Cleta volunteered for more than 20 years as an auxiliary member at Liberty Hospital and loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. with Rosary at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Menke Funeral & Cremation Center, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9728 W. Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ. Interment to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Condolence from Lowanda on December 15th, 2017 7:03 pm

Your family have my condolences. Death is never easy, and it brings great sorrow. “Death is something that we cannot sever, but love and memories last forever”. In God’s word the Bible, he tells us about the wonderful promise of the resurrection. We have the hope of seeing our love ones again. John 5:28, 29.

Condolence from Carla Kelly on December 15th, 2017 10:03 pm

Ava,this is to you and your entire family. Our thoughts are with you. May you feel the love of so many people who care for you as you go through this difficult time.

Carla and Gary

Condolence from Robin and Callie Hall on December 15th, 2017 10:45 pm

A loving retrospective of a life well lived! Prayers for peace and strength for family and friends during this difficult time.

Condolence from Taegel Family on December 16th, 2017 12:15 pm

Lovely lady! I know she will be greatly missed. We are very sorry for your loss.
Love,
The Richard Taegel Family

Condolence from Joe and Sharon Gabel on December 21st, 2017 10:31 am

We spent many enjoyable years with Cleta (and Ray) playing golf, playing cards, visiting, and eating! In the last few years, Cleta went through a number of challenges, and we are thankful that her suffering is over. We will remember her with love, and extend our condolences to the entire family. Joe and Sharon Gabel

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