This is the door that was busted in to gain entrance to the home.
Letter sent to Pam Dirnberger regarding the maintenance of my mother’s home. No response was forthcoming. May 14, 2014 at the inventory, I learned that her home had been broken into.
Second letter to Pam Dirnberger regarding my mother’s home and her response. I would point out again that while she was in our care we were maintaining her home and there were no break- ins.
Questions for Ms. Dirnberger–WHY WOULD I PAY FOR MAINTENANCE ON A HOME THAT NOW DOESN’T BELONG TO MY MOTHER OR US? and WHY WOULD I PAY A NURSING HOME BILL WHEN I DON’T WANT MY MOTHER IN A NURSING HOME?
Thank you for informing me about the break-in at your mother’s home.
Unfortunately these things happen to vacant houses. I do not live in Sikeston, therefore I cannot go check on the house every day. I drive by whenever I am in town.
As far as maintenance, including lawn care, how can I pay for that when Rebecca has not turned over your mother’s funds? At this time the only income I am receiving for her is her social security which goes to the nursing home. It is not enough to cover all the charges there & she owes them quite a lot. Her VA pension is supposed to be going there too. You people have more of her money than I have, why don’t you put her money to good use for her expenses and keep up the lawn & maintenance of the house, and pay the nursing home?
As far as me telling you that you could no longer do things for your mother, what I meant, and I am of the opinion that you know this, is that you could no longer make any decisions for her. It seems to me that if you all were so concerned about you mother rather than her assets, you would have been taking care of the maintenance issues that I don’t have the funds to do.
Please feel free to contact me as the need arises.
Scott County Public Administrator
PO Box 70
Benton, MO 63736
Another email sent to Ms. Dirnberger with no response.
On January 6, I was informed by Ramona that they had driven by my mother’s house and that there had been more damage done. I do not know if anyone had gotten into the house or not, but windows were broken, the screen door was torn apart, the gate was torn off the back of the house and the shed had panels broken out of it. I also have no idea when the damage had been done or how long the house has been in this state.
On January 15, I was able to go by the house and see the extensive damage and state of disrepair. By my count this is the fourth time that the home has either been broken into and/or vandalized. I would also again wonder whether the house would have been broken into had it been maintained properly when you took over guardianship of my mother? As stated in previous communication with you, the house had never been broken into when Rick was going there twice a day to check on it and maintaining the grounds. I would ask again what is going to be done to maintain this home and the property? Teala Mainzer