Aletha Stahl

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Aletha Stahl, nee Diehl, 71, of Smithton, IL, born March 6, 1950, in Belleville, IL , died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, IL.

Aletha was in the first graduating class at Belleville East High School. She was a teacher and owner of TLC Daycare for more than 30 years. Aletha was a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She loved teaching young children and helping them form their future. Aletha was a member and organist at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL. She was a St. Louis Blues Hockey fan, loved to decorate and make flower arrangements, and would not pass up a garage sale.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Terry Lee E. Stahl, whom she married in September 1970, and who died on February 6, 2021; and her parents, Albert and Viola, nee Mangenalker, Diehl.

Surviving are a son, Terris Elias Thomas Stahl of Smithton, IL; a daughter, Tara (Justin) Jackson; two grandchildren, Owen Alexander Stahl and Guenevere Jackson; a sister, Loucinda Rhinehart; a sister-in-law, Cindy Stahl of Bridgeton, MO; three nieces, Theresa Scott, Sheila Gallagher, and ­Annette Litteken; and a nephew, Eric Litteken.

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1:30 to 4:00 pm Sunday, April 11, 2021, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing and a limited number of visitors at any one time, will be observed.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, April 11, 2021, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.



3 Comments on Aletha Stahl

Kendra Grout said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2021 at 3:22 PM

I am soooo sorry for your loss. I am also sorry about losing Terry. I was in your mom and dads wedding. Aletha and I were friends since kindergarten. She lived on Portland ave, me douglas ave. We were best buddies. I have been trying to locate her since hearing of Terry’s passing and have regrets of not having one last memory talks. We had many many stories to tell. May she Rest In Peace, until we meet again.

  • Belleville
  • Ilinois
Susan Zaring said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2021 at 9:26 AM

Rest In Peace. Many years of memories. She always was helping others. Sorry I was not there for her. Prayers all around.

  • Macsoutah
  • Illinois
Annette said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Rest In Peace Aunt Aletha!

  • Myrtle Beach
  • SC

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