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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.