Mrs. Genevieve Aholt of Okawville, departed this life in the Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:55 P.M. She had attained the age of 98 years.
Genevieve was born in Oakdale, on February 13, 1920 the daughter of John and Augusta (nee Dintelmann) Leadendecker. She was united in marriage to Roland Aholt in the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Wellston, Mo., on August 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2006 after nearly 66 years of marriage.
Genevieve and Roland moved from Washington, Mo., to Okawville in 1946 after purchasing the family farm. Genevieve was a dedicated homemaker, farm wife and loving mother to her 11 children. In between helping her husband on the farm and raising her family, Genevieve was also the head cook at the Original Springs Hotel in Okawville for 15 years. She also cooked at the Okawville Senior Center and volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels. The church was a big part of Genevieve’s life and she was a faithful member of the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville where she was also a member of the Altar Sodality and was an active quilter. She was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Above all, Genevieve cherished her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and sister and will be missed by her entire family.
Left to mourn her passing are her 11 children, Betty Gross (special friend Bob Vaninger) of Trenton, Janet Grout (Paul) of Houston, Texas, Jim Aholt (Rita) of Lee’s Summit, Mo., JoAnn Shew (Ed) of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Larry Aholt (Mary) of Okawville, Anna Conner (Gar) of St. Joseph, Marian McCord (Larry) of St. Louis, Rita Pratt (Jim) of St. Charles, Mo., Steve Aholt of Okawville, Rick Aholt of Highland, and Chris Laine (Bill) of Evansville, Ind.; 32 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren and expecting two more; two great-great grandchildren with another on the way; a sister, Frances Buescher of Belleville; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Leadendecker of Okawville and Mary Eckelkamp of Washington, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson; a son-in-law, Dave Gross; a brother, John Leadendecker; and five sisters, Lorine Schuette, Annabelle Leadendecker, Clara Luechtefeld, Mildred Loehr and Erma Sommers.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 A.M. with Fr. Tad Gegotek officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Friday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again on Saturday from 9 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, Mass Offerings or memorials may be made to Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (C.H.A.D.S) Coalition for Mental Health or to the St. Barbara Catholic Church and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com