Angela Stamper

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Angela “Angie” Stamper, nee Whittingham, of Belleville, IL, born June 30, 1944, in Greenville, Alabama, died Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL with her family by her side.

Angie was a lover of animals, she enjoyed cooking, and gatherings with her family and friends.  She loved having her children Kevin and Cheryl’s friends over with “Doc” in their Smithton home.  Angie never knew a stranger and all were welcome in her home.  She had a heart of gold and is now reunited with the love of her life, Kenny, and her beloved son, “Kevy.”

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Kenneth Stamper, whom she married on June 29, 1963; a son, Kevin M. Stamper, Jim Arendell; her parents, Dr. Rupert L. and Lily, nee Wyatt, Whittingham; a brother, John Whittingham; a sister, Sylvia Eichelberger; her father-in-law, Manton M. Stamper; her mother-in-law, Mary Alice, nee Metz, Stamper Callier; her stepfather-in-law, Melvin G. Callier; a cousin, Arthur Wingate; and her aunt, Willa Mary Roth.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Wilson; a grandson, Nicholas Macomber; a sister, Dr. Linda B. Whittingham; an uncle, Jerry Roth; and special extended family members, Cheryl Ann Pride, Carolyn Latta, John (Denise) Arendell, Stephanie Arendell, John (Deanna) Blomenkamp, and her dear, Gina Costello.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Center for Autism.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

A memorial service will be held at a later date.



9 Comments on Angela Stamper

Dr. Kenneth E. Kaeser said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2023 at 6:05 PM

So sad! The family has my condolences. I went to the internet to see if I could contact Angie, had a question about her father, and her obit pops up! We were immediate neighbors, grew up together playing ball and looking out for Johnny. I was a Marine, like her dad, and the only fight I ever lost was to Angela! One day, probably around the fifth grade, I threw leaves on her and messed up her hair; she beat the daylights outa me!! Our dad's were both chiropractors and friends. She was a special lady and will be missed by all.

  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
rena l murphy said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2023 at 1:01 PM

Dear Cheryl and family, I am so saddened to hear of your darling Mom's death. She was such a wonderful, kind and loving person .When we were neighbors in Smithton we shared so many good meals and recipes together, and along with my husband and your Dad plenty of laughs. Much love to you. . .

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dan Juncker said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2023 at 8:35 PM

Cheryl and family: So sorry to learn of Angie's passing. Such wonderful memories of the good times as neighbors in Wildwood.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Jerri Tippey said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2023 at 4:31 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Angie was such a beautiful person who was like a mother and friend to me. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • IL
Georgia Costello said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2023 at 11:56 AM

Cheryl and Family, We are sad to hear of Angie’s passing. She was the sweetest, kindest lady all her life. She always greeted you with a warm smile and a loving heart. She and Doc shared a special relationship and welcomed everyone into their home with open arms. We celebrate Angie’s life, she made us all better people and the world a better place to live. Peace and joy for Angie as Doc and Kevin welcome her with our Lord in their loving arms. …. Special Thanks to Angie for her love and beautiful relationship with our daughter Gina. The Angels of Mercy welcome her to heaven Georgia, Jerry, Jerry ll, Gina, John Patrick Costello and family

  • Belleville
  • Ilinois
cheryl pride said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2023 at 8:34 PM

Thank you for your big heart, your love of everyone and everything, and fighting so hard. I love and miss you. Watch over us. Thank you.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Charmion Brown said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 11:08 AM

Prayers for the family. One day we will meet again.

  • Selma
  • Al
Ann Wright said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2023 at 10:33 PM

I will always have special memories of my cousin Angie and my childhood in Belleville. She would keep us mesmerized with great stories of Kookatya, a fabulous mystical land. Thank you Angie for firing our young imaginations. God has special need of your spirit and magic. Love you with fondness always.

  • Katy
  • Texas
Victor Castillo said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2023 at 5:25 PM

So sorry for your loss our prayers and condolences to the Stamper family.Angie was a wonderful friend to my Diann.🙏🙏🙏

  • Belleville
  • Il

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