On August 6, 1948 in Alton she married Richard H. Mathus. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2003.
Surviving is a daughter and her husband, Susan and Gene Seibel of Bethalto, two sons and their wives; Dr. Steve and Mary Mathus of Belleville and Dr. Jim and Arlene Mathus of Godfrey, nine grandchildren; Shelley and Kris Yates of Worden, Bobby and Suzanne Meintrup of Jacksonville, NC, Bobby, currently serving with the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan, Julie Mathus of Belleville, Dan Mathus of Chicago, Marisa, Brian, Eric, David and Connor Mathus all of Godfrey, five great grandchildren; Sean, Austin, Cole and Bryce Yates of Worden, Riley Suzanne Meintrup of Jacksonville, NC, one sister, Charlotte Goforth and her husband George of Godfrey, one brother, Gene Piggott and his wife Janette of Wood River and a cousin, Norma Lee Fink of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Father Shawn Monahan will officiate. Burial will be at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Masses.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.