Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Wonder Woman' Counts Rehab as a Major Feat; AT HOME; ANGELA LIEB

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Wonder Woman' Counts Rehab as a Major Feat; AT HOME; ANGELA LIEB

Article excerpt

For her brown mane, indomitable spirit and 5-foot-7 stature, Angela Lieb long ago acquired the nickname "Wonder Woman." Among her most recent feats, count her heroic rehab of the former "wreck of a house" that she and her four offspring now call home.

To backtrack: Divorced after a 20-year marriage, Angela left the family's voluminous house and twice became a renter, the second time in a teeny-tiny house in Rock Hill, scarcely big enough to accommodate her children.

Enter her parents, Leo and Erin Weyerich. They tried to buy low, repair essentials and sell for a small fortune. Yet on a three- story, century-old home, purchased for $75,000 in 2009, their plan failed.

A water main broke, leaving "a whole bunch of mess." Also, Leo a Jack-of-all-trades got sick and died in 2010. That he'd taught Angela's teenage son, Luke, how to plaster, proved small consolation.

At this point, Angela came to the rescue. After researching and securing a loan, she hired Chuck Koehler, a family friend, to serve as general contractor.

What she and Chuck masterminded, and Chuck accomplished during a three-month gut rehab, proved nothing short of miraculous. When Angela and her kids moved into the finished digs last year, walls and a porch had been moved, the house and roof extended, and unsalvageable parts of the original hardwood replaced. …

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