Thomas Eise

Thomas Eise - St. Louis COVID-19 death

Thomas Eise of St. Ann, MO died of COVID-19 on November 12, 2020 at the age of 67. He went in for a knee replacement, developed cellulitis, and then coronavirus. He supported the shutdowns to flatten the curve, socially distanced, wore a mask… and despite taking every precaution, he still caught COVID-19.

Tom was a hard working man who was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He was empathetic, a listening ear when you needed one, and raised his step daughters as his own.

in April, 2020 Tom wrote the following poem which one of his daughters shared with the message:

“We lost my dad to COVID this last week. He was careful, he supported the lockdowns and mandates, but too many around him didn’t. He went in for a knee replacement and developed cellulitis. They sent him home on a Wednesday (I picked him up) and he barely made it inside. We assumed that it was pain and such. 36 hours later he was taken back to the ER by ambulance. He was hallucinating and a mess. His oxygen was in the 60s. They then decided to test for Covid. Next day ventilator, next day chemical paralysis- and he was not able to recover. He was 67He (Tom Eise) wrote this poem back in April.””

Facebook

You Know Me – a poem by Thomas Eise

I don't want to get ill or die
Cant you just please comply

I'm a person and have a name.
To you this is an inconvenience, a game

I'm an artist, a singer.
I'm your postman or pick up
your trash.

I'm a doctor, intern or nurse.
I'm young and quiet. I'm old
and brash

I'm your neighbor, the grandmother
up the street.

I'm the towtruck driver, I
pour concrete

You Know me

I don't want to get ill or die
Can't you just please comply

Thomas Eise is missed deeply by his partner in life, Mary Jo Purcell, a son and daughter, two step-daughters, grandchildren, six siblings, and a host of friends.

Sources:

Thomas Eise obituary at Ortmann Funeral Home 

Poem by Thomas Eise – from Facebook (see sources and embeds above)

Barbara A. White

Barbara Ann White COVID-19 death

Barbara Ann White died of COVID-19 in St. Peters, MO at the age of 93 on May 20, 2020.

She obtained her degree in social work from Washington University. Barbara loved her family, her husband (who preceded her), her cats (who also preceded her), and her friends. She lived an interesting and long life, and gave so much!

She’s missed deeply by her grandchildren, daughter, and step daughter as well as her friends and neighbors.

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