December 27, 1930 ~ September 6, 2015

Born in: St. Louis, MO,
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Mona L. (Lee) Foehr, of Mills River, NC, entered into rest on September 6, 2015. Lee is survived by her children Matt (Jane Beatty), Linda Weibrecht (Stanley), and Dave (Patti) and siblings Bobby, Jimmy, Joyce, JoAnn, and Mary Lou. Lee had a special place in her heart for her four grandchildren Andy (Adriene), Lauren, Emma, and James. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jim, parents Ted and Priscilla and siblings Anton (Bud), Shirley, and Carol. A beautiful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend of many, she took great pride in presenting a welcoming home and comforting meals and cookies for friends and family. A sign in her house stated "there's no place like home except Grandma's." A master at cards, she was a fierce competitor at bridge, poker, and gin rummy. She ascribed to the notion that "life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a bad hand well" and embodied that by facing many physical challenges in her later years with incredible grace and courage. Her love and warmth will be dearly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Lee's memory be made to the National Arthritis Foundation. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. So sorry to have missed the service. I was part of your mom’s weekly bridge group until a couple of years ago, and lived just down the street. I will always remember her as being bright, kind and independent. (OK, sometimes, I thought ‘too independent’…as a nurse, I frequently wished I could go with her on her doctor visits and advocate for her: always declined). That actually has inspired me to volunteer as a health care advocate for others; I will always think of her as I do that. And also every time I see a ‘fuzzy navel’, which she always seemed to stock when I was going to play at her house.

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