Amelia McClosky Imhoff

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  • "My sweet dear friend and teacher. You were a true blessing..."
    - Amands Ainsworth
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    - corey taylor
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    - Diane Wetuski Flannery
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    - Jerry Johnston, Jr.
  • "Granny, all I know to say is that I love you way more than..."
    - Holly Imhoff McDermott
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Amelia McClosky Imhoff, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend, and teacher, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2016 in Conroe.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a parish rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, 815 S. LaSalle in Navasota.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am Saturday, March 19, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 8227 County Road 205 at FM 1774 in Plantersville. The rite of committal will follow in St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Stoneham.

Born in the tiny settlement of Apolonia in Grimes County on January 23, 1923 to Andrew and Rose Demny McClosky, Amelia grew up with eight siblings, all of whom have preceded her in death: Bessie Pasket, Stash McClosky, Charlie McClosky, Ellie Imhoff, John McClosky, Louise Shelby, Helen Walkoviak and Vicki Busa. Amelia was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Benjamin Imhoff, her great grandson, Robert Benjamin Imhoff, granddaughter, Mandy Morris and her son-in-law, Ralph Bowden.

Amelia began her long teaching career in a one room school house in the small settlement of Apolonia. After her graduation from Sam Houston State Teachers College, Amelia's love of teaching found her working in every place she and her family lived: Montgomery ISD, Willis ISD, Houston ISD, Morgan City Louisiana, Bay City, TX, Casper, WY, Oklahoma City and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Known for her love of cooking, she often showed up for substitute duty with trays filled with sweet treats for her many teacher friends. All of her former students credit her with teaching them not only math skills, but life skills as well. Her positive spirit, determination, hard work, and kindness were trademarks both in and out of the classroom.

Amelia loved to teach, worship, cook, travel, dance and spend time with her legions of relatives; she especially relished time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A cradle Catholic, Amelia has been active in parishes of St. Stanislaus, St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, St. Patrick's in Oklahoma City and Sacred Heart in Conroe. Amelia also worked for many years in her nephew's booth at the Renaissance Festival. Her many friends and relatives all have at least two or three wonderful, funny, "Amelia" stories.

Amelia is survived by a daughter, Rean Bowden of Houston; sons, Frank Imhoff and wife Sherry of Willis and Tommy Imhoff and wife Sharron of Montgomery; grandchildren, Rebecca Makol LaCour and husband Joshua, Kristin Makol Harris and husband Robert, Ryan Makol and wife Lyndia, Todd Bowden and wife Laurie, Scott Imhoff, Austin Imhoff, Kent Morris and wife Katie, Shane Imhoff and wife Lee, Brandon Imhoff and wife Erica, and Holly Imhoff McDermott and husband Erskine; great grandchildren, J.D. and Kendal LaCour, John David and Abigail Harris, Leonie and Jonah Makol, Kit and Sonora Imhoff, Lane and Tyce Imhoff, Truett McDermott and Kynleigh and Paxton Imhoff, Taylor Bowden and Betsy Morris.

Amelia McClosky Imhoff lived a rich life and was a blessing and joy to so many. And right about now, she should be two-stepping her way through St. Peter's gate. She'll likely arrive with a homemade tray of goodies in one hand, and a rosary in the other, as she dances to that celestial music she so deserves to hear!

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815 S. LaSalle PO Box 490
Navasota, TX 77868
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Published on from Mar. 17 to Mar. 30, 2016