Erma Schalter

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Erma E. Schalter, nee Tiberend, 96, of Mt. Vernon, IL, born February 15, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died peacefully Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Heritage Woods Assisted Living, Mt. Vernon, IL.

Erma worked for many years as a receptionist at Mt. Vernon Dental Arts. She was a member and past president of the Mt. Vernon Junior Women’s Club.  She also proudly served as chairman of the Jefferson County Cancer Society.  An avid bowler, Erma successfully participated in bowling tournaments around the country.  She was recognized as the bowler of the year and received a service award.  She passed on her knowledge of bowling as an instructor for the Mt. Vernon youth bowling league. Erma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon, IL, and was involved with the Mt. Vernon Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary.  She assisted in the hospital gift shop for many years and until recently, continued to assist with Auxiliary blood drives.  Erma enjoyed playing a good game of bridge with her friends at the Elks Club and she loved laughing and joking with her family. Erma spent many hours enthusiastically cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar C. and Florence A., nee Helms, Tiberend; her brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Viola Tiberend; and her brother-in-law, Allan Albrecht.

Surviving are her three children, Kathy (Tom) Schaefer, Steven (Valerie) Schalter, and Barbara (Stephen) Gibson; five grandchildren she was very proud of, Dr. Alex (Shalina) Schaefer, Greg Schaefer (Rachel Parks and Caroline), Caitlin (Patrick Eckerle) Schaefer, Emily (Joseph) Davis, and Clay (Chelsie) Gibson; eight great-grandchildren who gave her great joy, Evan and Max Schaefer, Camille and Eden Eckerle, Colie and Lewis Davis, and Jordi and Kenna Gibson; her beloved sister, Eileen Albrecht; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon, IL at or to the American Cancer Society at  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, 120 North Illinois Street, Belleville, IL. A procession will leave at 11 a.m. from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home for a burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.



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Christine Wolfersberger Taylor said : Guest Report Dec 24, 2022 at 2:52 PM

Kathy, Steve and Barb - My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother. My mind goes immediately to Christmas Eves with Vera and Al. I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the toys we got while the adults enjoyed themselves, with laughter, story-telling and Christmas cocktails. Somehow it seems fitting to be writing this on Christmas Eve. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you since I cannot be there for services.

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