|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1910|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1999|
Viola L. Metzger Kotva. 88. died Thursday Jan 7. 1999. at her home in Glen Carbon.
Born Sept. 3, 1910, in Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Martin R. and Bertha
(Schroeder) Fuser. A 1932 graduate of St.
Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Alton, she attended the University of Minnesota,
Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois and St Louis University, receiving
her public health nursing certificate in 1948.
In 1982, she was awarded the Ruth Sanders Humanitarian Award by the Illinois Assocition of School Nurses for distinguished leadership, service and achievement and was honored by the Bethalto School District for 50 years of service. She was an active member of Eden United
Church of Christ in Edwardsville since 1968.
She married Elmer L. Metzger June 1935 He died March 2, 1944. She married Charles
T. Kotva June 1967. He died September 1976.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Martin R. "Bob" and Dorothy Metzger of Alton and Thomas N. and Ruth Metzger of Brighton; a sister, Florence Kolb of Brighton; two grandsons, Brian Metzger and Darren Metzger; a greatgranddaughter,
Brittany Metzger; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Margaret, and a sister
and brother-in-law, Mabel (Fuser) and Lou Kiernan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Fine & Quinn Chapel for Funerals, Sixth
and Henry Streets, Alton. Visitation will continue from noon until services at 1 p.m. Monday at Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, with the Rev. Jim Coode
Private burial will be at Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials may be give to Eden United Church of Christ, 903 N. Second St., Edwardsvine,
IL 62025 or Nature Institute, P.O. Box 462, Alton, IL. 62002.
Elmer L. Metzger (1911 - 1944)*
Mary Margaret Metzger (1937 - 1937)*
Created by: Patricia Leonberger Hoop...
Record added: Mar 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106298775
She was a beautiful person and a wonderful loving nurse. Hundreds of school children have memories of "Mrs. Metzger," our school nurse.|
Patricia Leonberger Hooper
Added: Mar. 6, 2013