On Saturday May 22nd, 2021, the world lost a kind and loving soul, but heaven gained an Angel with her family at her bedside.
Ima Delle Barthold was born on December 9th, 1927, in Southmayd, TX to Charlie Joseph Roeder and Thelma Roeder. She married Joe Wallace Barthold on May 2nd, 1947. They spent a beautiful 60 years at each other’s side until Wallace’s passing in 2007. They were blessed with four wonderful children, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Ima Delle was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed having her family close by. Everyone was always welcome at her home, and she would not dare let you miss a meal. She was no stranger to hard work, whether that was chasing kids and grandkids, gardening, or milking cows on her and Wallace’s dairy. All the hard work that went on at the dairy did not stop her from visiting the beauty shop weekly to ensure her hair and nails were always up to her standards. She was well-known as woman of class and beauty, who always greeted you with a smile and good spirit. You could always count on her to tell you what was on her mind…even if that meant your clothes looked to be fitting a little tighter than before. In her later years, while living in the Renaissance Center, her demeanor never altered. She stood strong in her faith and loved all. She was a crowd favorite at the nursing home and you could always count on her to know all the gossip. She was an avid Bingo player and hoarded all her winnings (candy) for her grandkids and nurses. You could sit and talk with her for hours on end as she would reminisce on days past. She was a strong woman who fought until the end and she will be missed greatly by all her loved ones.
Ima Delle was proceeded in death by her husband, Wallace Barthold; Father, Charlie Roeder; Mother, Thelma Roeder; Father in-law, Frank Barthold; Mother in-law, Opal Barthold; Brother, Charles Roeder (Dub); Sister in-law, Mae Roeder; Sister, Betty Jo McCuistion; Brother in-law, John McCuistion; Sister, Ava Nelle Scott; Brother in-law, Joe Scott; Sister, Charlene Boydston; Brother in-law, Glenn Neil Boydston; Sister in-law, Pauline Brumlit; Brother in-law, Buddy Brumlit; Brother in-law, Lewis Barthold; Brother in-law, Johnny Barthold; Sister in-law, Patsy Barthold; Son in-law, Weldon Matthews.
She is survived by; Daughter, Diana Matthews of Gainesville; Daughter, Debra Beavers and husband Mike Beavers of Gainesville; Daughter, Janie Hughes and husband Richard Hughes of Lindsay; Son, Sonny Barthold and wife Ferne Barthold of Yukon, OK; Grandchildren, Butch Matthews and wife Hollie; Misty Pittman and husband Floyd; Lenzi Holmes and husband Justin; Dustin Hughes and wife Erika; Haley Hughes; Great Grandchildren, Payton Briney and husband Grant; Lauren Pittman; Bret Pittman; Savannah Holmes; Hayes Hughes; Great-Great Grandchildren, Whylie Briney; Yancey Briney; Step Grandchildren, Laramie Hull; Blake Tabler and wife Ellie; Step Great Grandchildren, Bobby Reeves and family; Steven Reeves and family; Mackenzie Pittman and family; Sister, Linda Martindale and husband Larry; Brother in-Law, Wilbur Barthold and wife Shirley; Sister in-law, Martha Lawson and husband Jimmy; Sister in-law, Sherian Dyer and husband Gene; Sister in-law, Margie Alsup; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Ima Delle Barthold, 93, of Era, are set for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 26th, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, TX with Jerry Huggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View cemetery under the direction of Meador Funeral Home. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 25th, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home.