April Neff

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April Marie Neff, nee Juenger, 65, of Smithton, IL, born February 8, 1954, in Red Bud, IL, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Neff was a farmer’s wife, avid gardener, mom, and best of all grandma.

April was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Thomas Joseph “Tom” Neff, whom she married on February 11, 1977 and who died on March 14, 2016; her parents, Leo and Florence, nee Range, Juenger; a sister, Leann Mulholland; and five brothers-in-law, Donald Cortner, Donald Grohmann, Donald Light, Stanley Neff and Norman Neff;

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Catherine (Donald) Gain of Smithton, IL,
Kelly Hill of Freeburg, IL,
and Thomas Jr. (Laura) Neff of Smithton, IL;
four very special grandchildren, Thomas Neff III, Olivia Asbridge, Lacie Hill and Oliver Neff;
four sisters, Mary Light, Dawn Juenger,
Cindy (Steve) Galle, Patty (Dwight) Kern;
a brother, Leo Juenger;
ten sisters-in-law, Loretta Chapman, Sister Hedwig “Gertrude” Neff, ASC,
Aurelia Bell, Dorothy (Bryce) Delancey, Celestine “Sally” Neff,
Alice Grohmann, Patricia Cortner, Myra (James) Middendorf,
Rosie Neff and Rita Neff;
a brother-in-law, Cletus (Mary) Neff;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Hecker Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

According to April’s wishes, cremation will be held.


7 Comments on April Neff

Thomas Germann said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2019 at 9:08 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that one of my students has passed away. I had April in math class and shared many happy moments with her as Class of 72 advisor. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Sarah Larson said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

I have very fond childhood memories of taking summer day trips with my aunts and cousins, where pranking each other was not only common but almost expected. I will forever remember aunt April with a sly grin and a heart of gold. May she now find peace in the arms of her father.

  • Platte City
  • MO
Geri Reuss said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

April and I had many good memories of H.S, walks to school, after school activities and 4-H. She was a good friend to me. My Prayers are with the family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Pamela Clark said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 4:33 PM

So sorry to hear we've lost another NACHS friend.

  • Imperial
  • MO
Pamela Clark said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 4:26 PM

So sorry to hear of yet another passing of one of my school friends. Prayers to her family for peace.

  • Imperial
  • MO
Pam Hammel said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 1:06 PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of a friend and classmate. Many good memories. Rest in Peace April until we meet again.

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Michele Goodman said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2019 at 4:06 AM

April and I shared many high school classes at NACHS and I have many good memories from those days long ago. I am very sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois

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