Alice Ruth Herbstreith, nee Hammond, 74, of Freeburg, IL, born August 23, 1938, in O’Fallon, IL, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Herbstreith was preceded in death by her mother, Cecil Mae, nee Patton, Hammond; her father, Charles D. Hammond; five brothers, Clinton, Charles, Elmer, John, and Bob Hammond; a sister, Mae Stroke; a brother-in-law, Al Bennett; two nephews, Mark and Tommy Joe; and other special relatives.
Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, Glenn M. Herbstreith;
three children, John G. (Felicia) Herbstreith,
Jill G. (Steve) Mullen,
and Jane G. Herbstreith;
eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, and Josh Herbstreith, Jenna (Justin) Gallas,
Tara Athmer, Bradley Athmer (Amanda Myers), Alyssa Mullen,
and Kincaid Follen;
a great-grandchild, Peyton Athmer;
a sister, Nancy Bennett;
two sisters-in-law, Sandy Hammond and Flo Hammond;
and other nephews, nieces, and their families.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, or to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
There will be no visitation or funeral. According to Alice’s wishes, cremation was held.
Alice was a very nice lady. She truly loved her family and was loved by many. She was a good friend and we often told each other our problems. She will always have a special place in my heart.
Michelle &Robert Papproth , Belleville, Il;linois, 62226
To Glenn and Family: We both worked at 1st National Bank with Alice who always had a smile and a bounce in her step. We have many fond memories of her. Blessings to your family, Dick and Debbie(Groh) Husted
Dick and Debbie (Groh) Husted, O'Fallon, IL, 62269
Sorry for your loss, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Don and Judy Haida
Don and Judy Haida, Belleville, Il , 62221
The pain of losing someone you love can be overwhelming especially when it's someone as important as your mother. I cannot imagine that pain. May your family draw comfort as I have from knowing that our loving heavenly Father promises us that very soon all those in the 'memorial tombs' will hear the voice of his son Jesus and 'come out' by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29) What a wonderful day that will be!
Cassie, , ,
My heartfelt sympathies to the Herbstreith family, especially my dear childhood friend jane. I'll always have beautiful memories of a close knit warm neighborhood of which Mrs Herbstreith was very much a part of. Anyone always knew her family was of the utmost importance to her. Hold your memories; her smile and the sound of her laugh close to your heart and she will never leave you.
Kim Thompson, Belleville, Illinois, 62226