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Emerald Loida

Emerald Loida, 93 years old of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Monday, December 6, 2021 at The Arbors at Parkwood Meadows in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

He was born November 10, 1928 in Bloomsdale, MO and was married to Ardeth “Carol” (McClain) Loida on April 7, 1956.

He is survived by Son, William “Bill” Loida of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Three Daughters, Cathy (Danny) Young of Bloomsdale, MO, Cheryl (Will) Krah of Arnold, MO, Pamela (Douglas) Hopkins of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Sister-in-laws, Beulah Loida of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Betty (Tony) Ritter of Ozora, MO; Family Friend, Larry Palmer; Grandchildren, Laura, Kristin, Katrina, Kimberly, Aundrea, Stephen, Candice (Andrew) and Lexi, 8 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Wife, Ardeth “Carol” Loida; Father, Albert Loida; Mother, Rose (Schilly) Loida; Sister, Wilma Loida; Three Brothers, Wilbert Loida, Harry Loida, Carl Loida; Sister-in-law, Jane A. Loida

Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10:00 am till 11:30 am

Service will be at St. Agnes Church in Bloomsdale on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

The Clergy will be Rev. Michael Benz.

Burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Bloomsdale, MO

Memorials can be made to St. Agnes Parish & School or Crown Hospice

Emerald, known to his friends as EJ, was a wonderful man that was loved by all. His passion in life was farming and a love of animals, especially his cows. It was his love of the land that lead him to Levee District II where he served as president for 50 years. Dad never met a stranger, and a firm handshake meant the world.

Dad was deeply devoted to his faith and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In the past year Dad loved his extended family at The Arbors.

He will always be remembered for his warm sense of humor and his genuine smile. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

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