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103-year-old zoo weaver makes home at Monroe City Manor Care Center

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:34 am

Amy Preckshot started looming zoo animals and became a professional weaver at the age of 50.

Amy Preckshot, age 103, moved to Monroe City about six months ago. Starting her life in Berlin, Germany, then to England for a short time before coming to the United States on a ship at nine months old, she stated, “I really didn’t have much choice in the move.” She traveled and lived in several different places before settling in the Columbia area. Preckshot was living in her home being cared for by her son and daughter-in-law up until February. Her daughter-in-law, Rita Preckshot, explained Amy had suffered a small transient ischemic attack (TIA) and would require more care so we had to start looking and touring nursing homes for mom to go to. Rita shared, “My husband and I would visit homes all over the state, sometimes we just walked in without telling anyone why we were there to see how the home was. Nursing home shopping. We walked in Monroe City Manor Care Center and toured the home. We instantly knew this was the home for mom when we saw how great the facility was and the loom, because Amy was a weaver.” Rita explained that she and her husband also began looking at houses to buy in the area and decided making this home as well.

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