“There comes a time when you have to say goodbye,” Martha Sauer said, as she announced to longtime business associates Tuesday she is closing her store after 47 years.
“But while the store will be closing, I still will be here and you will be seeing a lot of me,” Sauer said.
Martha purchased the store shortly after graduating from Oklahoma State University. A native of Altus, Sauer gained valuable retailing experience by working in a shoe store in Altus.
Sauer married longtime Weatherford native Steve Sauer who owned and operated the Napa store in Weatherford. The two became anchors from the retail community on Main Street. “Martha has been an anchor for retail in Weatherford
“Martha has been an anchor for retail in Weatherford for many years and will be sorely missed. She has served on nearly every board and contributed to every cause that came her way. She was an inspiration to us all,” longtime business associate Tom Nabors said. “I have in my possession the entire history
“I have in my possession the entire history of The Kloset with over 30,000 photos, flyers, advertisements, letters, post cards and more. From her very first ad in the newspaper to her retirement announcement, I truly feel privileged to have been a part of her life and her life in the store,” WDN publisher Phillip Reid said. “The Kloset store has been known across the state
“The Kloset store has been known across the state because of Martha’s ability to provide excellent customer service. Main Street and all of Weatherford benefited because of Martha’s aggressive promotions which brought many shoppers to Weatherford. We thank her for all she has done for all of us,” First National Bank and Trust president Herschel Brewster said.
“Thank you for your tireless professional and servant heart for the city of Weatherford and for the undeniable difference you have made. May this next chapter in your life be everything you want it to be,” bank senior executive vice president Iva Sadler said. “You have been a blessing to all of us in Towne
“You have been a blessing to all of us in Towne Centre. You have given us a lot to live up to,” More than Medicine owners Mike and Colleen Schmitz said.
“Martha is going to be missed as an iconic woman in business. She is a true believer in Weatherford. We love you,” Davis Properties owner Milan Davis said. “We don’t know what we will do without you.
“We don’t know what we will do without you. Things just won’t be the same,” Tautfest Home Design Center owners Kelly and David Tautfest said. Previous Kloset employee Kim Ingram, now owner
Previous Kloset employee Kim Ingram, now owner of Kelley Jewelers, said she learned so much valuable skills working for Martha that have helped her in her career.
Longtime accountant for the store, Tina Bowman, said working at the store is like working with family. I will miss the relationship each day and the valuable friendships I have made at the store. The Kloset is hosting a retirement sale event open
The Kloset is hosting a retirement sale event open to the public today with plans to liquidate the store throughout the next few weeks.