Family of Bill and Mildred Fecht.
top row L to R
Bill Fecht, Hugh Hogan Jimmie Fecht (little boy) and Leona Belle Weaver Crites (seated on porch railing)
Mildred Fecht, Julia Hogan and Dorothy Fecht
It was quite an adjustment for Leona Crites to get used to the Fecht family. Though she had been born into a Lutheran Christian family, she became a member of the Church of the Brethren (Dunkers) and generally uncomfortable around Catholic adults. Her grandchildren however mellowed her and she grew more accepting of the different form of Christianity that her daughter had chosen. She never accepted the racial prejudices expressed by her daughter's Missouri inlaws.