Ardeth “Carol” Loida

Ardeth “Carol” Loida of Bloomsdale died Friday, January 8, 2021 at Mercy – St. Louis, Missouri. She was 85 years old.

She was born October 24, 1935 in Festus, Missouri and was married to Emerald J. Loida on April 7, 1956. He survives her in Bloomsdale.

She is also survived by son, William “Bill” Loida of Ste. Genevieve; three daughters, Cathy (Danny) Young of Bloomsdale, Cheryl (Will) Krah of Arnold, Missouri, and Pamela (Douglas) Hopkins of Ste. Genevieve; family friend, Larry Palmer; grandchildren: Laura, Kristin, Katrina, Kimberly, Aundrea, Stephen, Candice (Andrew), and Lexi, plus seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.

She was preceded in death  by her father, Charles McClain; her mother, Freida Molson McClain; brother, Winston McClain; and sister, Patti McClain Johnson;

Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.

Service will be at St. Agnes Church on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. The Clergy will be Rev. Michael Benz.

Burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery at 2 p.m. Masks will be required for all services.

Memorials can be made to St. Agnes Parish and School.

Ardeth was a beautiful wife and mother who loved her family unconditionally. In her youth she was a talented dancer in tap, ballet, and toe. She met the man she would marry at a folk festival in Festus with her performing The Hula and Dad in the LaGuignolee.

Anyone that knew Mom knew that she was devoted to her faith and loved praying the Rosary.

She loved to read, color, and had a passion for birds. Always making sure they were fed.

Being a farmer’s wife was not always easy, but with her quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor she embraced it with style and grace.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Online condolences can be left at www.baslerfuneralhome.com.