Melba M. Stahl, nee Schwaegel, 93, of Smithton, IL, born December 30, 1922, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.
Mrs. Stahl was a housekeeper on a farm for 13 years, and then worked as a bookkeeper at Smithton Lumber Company before her retirement. Melba enjoyed playing bingo and going on many tour trips with her husband. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert A. “Wib” Stahl, whom she married on February 13, 1943, in Smithton, IL, and who died on August 19, 2016; a grandson, Donald Stahl; her parents, Edmund and Louise, nee Forcade, Schwaegel; two sisters, Margaret Augustine and Jeanette Ohlendorf.
Surviving are a daughter, Joann (James) Bay of Belleville, IL;
a son, Rick (Donna) Stahl of Smithton, IL;
three grandchildren, Janine (Christopher) Parciak, of Belleville, IL,
Jeffrey (Diana) Bay of Belleville, IL;
and Ryan (Masae) Stahl of Okinawa, Japan;
great-grandchildren, John and Kristen Parciak,
and Natalee Brannaman;
a brother-in-law, Marvin Ohlendorf of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday December 9, 2016, at St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Dwayne Dollgener officiating.
Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.