Mary Ann Mueller

Bethalto | Tuesday, February 21 2012

Mary Ann Mueller, 69, passed away at 4:59 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

  Born March 30, 1942 in Breese, Ill., she was a daughter of Walter and Bernadine (Lammers) Vollet.

  She married Benedict H. Mueller May 10, 1961 in Trenton, Ill., and together they owned and operated While U Watch Shoe Repair in Wood River.  She also was an excellent baker and cook.

  Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Lisa (Christopher) Palus of Hayes, Va., Lori (Alan) McQueen) of Arnold, Mo., and Karen (Leander) Mathews of Troy, Ill.; two sons, Randal F. (Dorinda) Mueller of Castle Rock, Colo., and Daniel (Theresa) Mueller of Troy, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Pam Mueller of Carlyle, Ill.;  her grandchildren, Jacqueline (Brandon) Uhler, Alexis Mueller, Kristina and Alexander Palus, Shanan Mueller, Zachary and Elizabeth Mueller, Thomas Ellick, James (Ashley) McQueen, Curtis McQueen, and Leanne Mathews; great grandchildren, Connor and Gavin Uhler; and a sister, Caroline (Merle) Murphey of Springfield, Ill.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kevin B. Mueller; her stepmother, Florence (Rensburger) Vollet; and a brother, Walter Vollet.

  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton with a prayer service at 4 p.m..  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto, with Father Tom Liebler as Celebrant.  Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

  Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

  Online condolences and guestbook at

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