Elvera Huling

Elvera Huling
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Elvera “Vera” Clara Huling, nee Becherer, 98, of Belleville, IL, born April 2, 1920, in Smithton, IL, died Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Dammert Care Center at the Esquiline Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Vera was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church.  Early in her career as a master seamstress, Vera made flags and uniforms during WWII.  She was a self-employed custom drapery and slipcover maker.  In retirement Vera enjoyed quilting for the St. Teresa Quilting Club.  Vera loved animals of all kinds, especially her dog, Kayla, her cat, Katie, and her parrot, Abdul.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Louise, nee Baechle, Becherer; six brothers, Henry, Lawrence, Leander, Lester, Herbert, and Ervin Becherer; and one sister, Adeline Fournie.

Surviving are her four children, Thomas L. (Marylou) Huling of Fairview Heights, IL, Jerry L. (Dana) of Littleton, CO, Janet L. Huling of Denver, CO, and Joseph J. (Catherine) of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Matthew Huling of Fairview Heights, IL, Lucas (Amanda) Huling of Edwardsville, IL, Jesse (Jessica) Huling of Austin, TX, Zachary Huling of Los Angeles, CA and Natalie (Leon) Barnard of London, England;
four great-grandchildren, Justin, Haley, Brooke, and Drew Huling;
two sisters, Lillian Franke of Belleville, IL, and Marcella Stauder of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Carol Becherer of Belleville, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Esquiline Apartment Community for their care and compassion during Vera’s twelve years as a resident.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Esquiline (Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Chapel at the Esquiline Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Chapel at the Esquiline Apartment Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Ferraioli, O.M.I. officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

 

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7 Comments on Elvera Huling

Jonathan Kaplan said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2018 at 10:26 PM

It was a privilege to know Vera and be part of your loving family. She was a strong and loving mother to you. My condolences to all.

  • Denver
  • CO
Valarie Donat said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2018 at 6:21 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family

  • Linden
  • Pa
Chip Gray said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 11:53 PM

Tom and family, I am sorry to hear about your Mom. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of sadness.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Corky Smith said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Very sorry to hear and read of your loss. Once again I'm having to say 'I wish I could have had one more conversation with Vera' - my regret and loss. As young men when we would get too full of ourselves she, with simplicity and much kindness, could put us back into reality. See you all tomorrow. Corky

  • Belleville
  • IL
Diane Buehlhorn Ceretto said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Janet & Family - so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Our mom has been at Dammert Center for the past year and know what good care they receive- wish I would have known.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Mary (Stauder) Taylor said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 5:19 PM

I really enjoyed seeing Aunt Vera last November at the birthday party for Aunt Carol. She had so much spark in her and will be missed. May the Lord comfort your family in this time of loss.

  • Labadie
  • Missouri
Jane Becherer-Leigh said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 1:43 AM

You are in our prayers. Your mom was a sweet lady and will be missed. She’s in good hands.

  • Imperial
  • MO

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