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.
We are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Ima Delle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Gerald & Debbie Scott
It seems everyone remembers the same things I do about Ima Delle. She was always dressed perfectly and in my opinion she looked like royalty. She worked hard at everything and a meal at her house seemed to be a full spread. She welcomed people into her home and if you were there at meal time, you ate. She was the epitime of class.
So very sorry , sending prayers to comfort you . She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed . Mom will be very sad to lose such a good friend .
Janie, Richard and family. I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I could be there for you, however I am in Kansas and will not get back to Texas till Friday evening! Know you are in my thoughts and prayers! Lots of Love!
Thinking of all of you at this time. Sincerest sympathy
Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
My heart breaks for you. It is really hard to let go our mother… ??❤️??
Barthold family. So sorry to heard about your mom’s passing. Many prayers with you during this difficult time
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences for your family
So very sorry to hear this news. Sonny, Fern and Butch you and the Bartholdi family will be in out thoughts and prayers. ???
Ima Delle is the sweetest woman ever and she will be missed.
So sorry for your loss
So sorry. She is in heaven having a wonderful time.
I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you.
Our world just lost another wonderful person that made it a better place. We pray that God will bless all of Ima Delle’s loved ones with his divine comfort. We will all miss her but God now has a new angel to help in heaven.
May God bless you at this sad time.
We wish to extend our sympathy to you.
Your Mom and I spent enjoyable times together watching ball games and were coworkers for elections.
Ann& Demps knight
Sincere condolences to Ima Dell’s family. Sending our love and prayers. She will be dearly missed. With love, Ernest & Bea Wolf
Ima Dell will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathies for this family