Dorothy Alma, nee Miller, Huber; 88, of New Athens, IL; born August 30, 1924 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Huber was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and solving both crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Elsie, nee Spalt, Miller. Her husband Wyman Huber Jr. whom she married on August 4, 1951 in Belleville, IL and who passed away on October 23, 2004.
She is survived by 1 son – Rodney (Debbie) Huber of New Athens, IL. 1 daughter – Pattie (Jon) Harry of Louisville, KY. Grandchildren – Don Huber; Renee (Dean) Deterding; Dan Huber; Luke Harry; Mackenzie Harry; Josh Harry. Great-grandchildren – Taylor Deterding; Lainey Deterding; Palin Deterding and Brooke Deterding.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or the New Athens Home for the Aged.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00am with Charles Lingafelter officiating.
Burial: Interment will be held in Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.
Rod, Deb & Family, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mom. I
will always remember how kind she was to Steve when he and Wyman were
“rooomies” at The Home. Always a kind and caring word to both of us. She will be missed by many, but most of all by you. May she rest in peace.
Joan & family
Posted by: Joan Rickert – New Athens, IL Sep 26, 2012
When we were kids Dorothy would spend time with us on the farm. I remember sitting on her lap while she read stories to us. I always admired her pretty hands. She told me she had to keep them nice since she worked in a bank and people would notice her hands as she counted out their cash. She always called my mother Aunt Katherine which to me always sounded much nicer than Aunt Katie. It meant a lot to me to be asked to serve as her junior brides maid in her wedding. I will miss being able to stop by to see her.
Posted by: Erna “Spalt” Garber – Fenton, MO – cousin Sep 27, 2012
Rodney and family: Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May God watch over all of you during this difficult period.
Posted by: Paul Nuernberger – Jefferson City, MO Sep 27, 2012
I took the cake on having the best mother-in-law. She taught me many things. She taught me how to clean a chicken and than fry in up in a pan.Shh taught me how to can vegetables and freeze sweet corn. She tried to teach me how to patch Rod’s blue jeans but that never really worked out. We made curtains together and she made maternity clothes for me. She made alot of my kids clothes when they were one and two. She made halloween outfits for them.
She was the best grandma also. She was the grandma that every kid would want. She babysat alot when our kids were small, and she would always take the time to sit any play with them. She read books and played games with them all the time. She always had cookies in that special cookie jar.
She enjoyed her life and her family. She fought hard for her life. She was diagnosed with athma at the age of 11. She lost her father at 13. Yes, she was a fighter. She fought until the bitter end and now I know she is up in heaven with her loved ones breathing easy.
I will miss you but never forget you. Thank you for being “D”
Posted by: Debbie Huber – New Athens,, IL – daughter-in-law Sep 28, 2012
To all of Dorothy’s family: Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet lady. I remember your mom and dad with fondness. They were both so kind to me when I was starting my teaching career at New Athens. They raised a great family. I hope your memories bring you comfort. God’s Blessings.
Posted by: Deborah Garbs Jones – Okawville, IL Sep 28, 2012
When we were children and had an opportunity to visit Dorothy often played card and board games. canasta, Parcheesi, checkers and others, with us. Dorothy was always kind and attentive, always a joy to be with. We would do well to try to be more like Dorothy.
Posted by: Lee Spalt – Cousin Sep 28, 2012