Alta Beatrice Kretschmar

  • Born: December 5, 1924
  • Died: April 14, 2017
  • Location: Ironton, Missouri

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Alta Beatrice Stewart Kretschmar of Ironton, Missouri passed away April 14, 2017 in Des Peres, Missouri at the age of 92 years, 4 months, and 9 days. She was born December 5, 1924 in Elvins, Missouri the daughter of the late Levi and Allie (Smith) Johnson.
Alta is survived by her children; Edward Weldon Stewart III and wife, Debby of Lesterville, Missouri, Linda Taylor and husband, Richard of Ballwin, Missouri, Brenda Sumner and husband, Joel of St. Mary, Missouri, her stepchildren; Sharon Young and husband, Bill of Jasper, Georgia, Tom Kretschmar and wife, Dale of Georgia, Kim Soward and husband, Brian of House Springs, Missouri, and Sandy Kretschmar also of House Springs, Missouri. In addition to her children, Alta is survived by a brother, Murphy Johnson of Wentzville, Missouri, nineteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Alta was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Weldon Stewart Jr. in 1958 and Kenneth H. Kretschmar in 2012. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; John Johnson, Arnold Johnson, Pete Johnson, and Issac Johnson, her sisters; Betty Forsythe and Baby Alma Johnson.
Alta was a member of the Fenton Baptist Church. She worked as a switchboard operator for United Van Lines and later as their receptionist.