One of the most beloved members of our family was Aunt Cashie Ryan Fecht. She was the wife and widow of John Christopher Fecht from the first generation in America.
Aunt Cashie was a kind and exceedingly helpful person. Her sense of caring went beyond family to the general care of the sick and the elderly. One of my first memories of her was when our brother Bobby was so sick with pneumonia, and my dad came down with it too. Cashie came regularly to the house to clean, to nurse her boys, and to be by our mother's side.
She spent her "golden" years caring for the elderly at the King's Daughters Home in Mexico, Missouri. In gratitude those women made her a home when she was no longer able to care for herself.