Rothermich, Earline Mary (nee McNail) fortified with The Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday November 16th, 2021. Earline is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ralph. She is survived by her dear sisters and brother-in law Marilyn (the late Julius) Gresoski and Mary (Denny) St. John. Loving Godmother of Richard Schneider and Donald Grogan. Loving aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Earline is preceded in death by her loving parents Earl and Mary McNail, her dear siblings Dolores Grogan, Rosemary Schneider-Choate, Earl McNail, Donald McNail and Harold McNail.
Earline spent 50 years of her life in Salinas, California as well as 31 years in St. Louis, MO. Earline loved to travel and had the pleasure of traveling to Albuquerque, new Mexico, Fortuna, California, Pendleton, Oregon, New Orleans, Crescent City, California, Requa, California, Garberville, California, Tucson, Arizona, Fields Landing, California, Nashville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama, Kentucky, and Washington state among many others. Earline was a party girl who loved to spend time with family and friends. She was also a gifted poet and skilled horse breeder. She and Ralph had matching pinto horses, whom they paraded and rode in rodeos in California. Above all, Earline loved her family. She loved taking in her nieces and nephews at every available opportunity. Earline was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. Before her passing, Earline wrote an introspective poem, reflecting on the joys of her life:
Quite A Life
It’s been quite a life and I haven’t missed much
but the changes of the Seasons add a Mystical touch
The colors of fall and the glistening snow, the joys of the springs and the summers glow
I’ve felt the joy of enduring love and the rapture of God’s joy filled love
I haven’t missed much in my mysterious journey,
I’ve reached the height of Ecstasy and thrilled at all God’s given me
I’ve had my share of suffering and been to the depths of misery
But all and all I’ve accomplished a lot
and had so many delights they cannot be measured
I’ve reached the mountains
and enjoyed the splendor of the ocean front with awe and pleasure.
A visitation for Earline will be held at 9:00 am at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, MO, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery of St. Louis.
Memorial Donations may be made in Earline’s name to Food for The Poor or Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.