Loida Lafaye Springmeyer
November 7, 1938 – November 29, 2018
It is with deep sadness, the family of Loida “Edie” Lafaye Springmeyer, 80, of Woodstock, Georgia; formerly of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, announces her passing on November 29, 2018. She was born November 7, 1938 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She married Harry Conrad Springmeyer, and together they had two daughters. She had a beautiful and creative spirit which transcended throughout the stages of her professional life. She began her career in art education and still counted her many students among her dearest friends. She took her creative talents in a different direction as the creator and owner of the Gingham Square which she owned for many years as a family business. Following the family moving to Hendersonville, TN, she continued her talents as an interior designer and real estate agent; counting many famous country music stars as her valued clients and friends. In 2014, she and Harry made the decision to retire to Woodstock, GA. Her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren, many friends spread across the nation, and her beloved grand-dogs. Loving survivors include two daughters, Brandi Springmeyer Greene (Colin) of Woodstock, Georgia, and Courtney Paige Riggsbee (Larry Preece) of Hendersonville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Dalton Riggsbee, Harrison Greene and Avery Greene; one sister, Roberta Ulrich of Jackson, Missouri; nephews Gary Ulrich and Steven Ulrich, niece Sherry Ulrich Punches, many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Conrad Springmeyer and her parents, Wesley and Grace Cotner. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date to honor her life. In lieu of any gifts of flowers, the family would be honored if you would consider making a donation to Tranquility Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Georgia who so lovingly cared for her during the final stages of her journey to Heaven. This can be done by using the link: https://www.wellstar.org/givetohospice . Under the “Tribute” section, my family would be honored if you would add in memory of our mother.
Loida Lafaye Springmeyer
February 17, 2019
I will always remember
Loida as my older cousin whom I admired very much. We called her Bootsie but I still don’t know how she got that nickname. As she got older her Mother encouraged me to call her Edie but I was not very successful at that. I will always remember her thoughtfulness and caring nature. I was sad to not be able to travel home for her memorial but my heart was in Cape today. My love and prayers are for Brandi, Courtney and their families as they adjust to the world without their Mother and Grandmother.
February 14, 2019
Will always remember your Mom from helping move her from her house to apartment – she was so grateful - even gave us an electric grill... (which we use all the time camping) – whenever I see that grill I think of your Mama! Very sweet and beautiful lady!
February 14, 2019
A very talented and classy lady. Keep her positive attitude going strong!! It was a pleasure to have known her. God Bless to her friends and family!!
February 13, 2019
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Springmeyer. She was my art teacher and was very inspiring...a legend at Egyptian School. Little did I know then that I would fall in love with her nephew, Gary and come to know her sister as my mother. What a small world we live in! She was a very creative and talented lady. My condolences to her family. May God give you peace and comfort.
Ruth Ann (Dolle) Rauscher
December 20, 2018
Loida "Cotner" was a close friend of mine in College High School. She and I had many fun times as cheerleaders, singing in the Glee Club and as part of a smaller girls' singing group. I remember her as a talented and friendly person. From the photo of her, it looks like she retained her beauty throughout her life. Please know that an old friend of your Mother's sends my deepest sympathy in Loida's passing. May God comfort you with warm memories of your Mother. Blessings to you all.
Ruth Ann (Dolle) Rauscher, class of '57.
December 6, 2018
Fond memories of Loida and her loving, creative spirit that created the fabulous Gingham Square and fostered artistic expression in everyone with whom she came in contact, from student to customer to friend.
December 4, 2018
I loved having you as my art teacher in high school. Thanks for the memories. Sending my deepest sympathy to the family.