Marilyn Hantle

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Marilyn Lee (White) Hantle, 96, of Belleville, IL, born September 25, 1922, in Decatur, IL, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at Cedarhurst Senior Living, Shiloh, IL.

Marilyn graduated from Decatur High School in 1940 where, during her senior year, she met the love of her life, Bernard L. Hantle. They married on July 25, 1942 and celebrated 73 plus years to-gether.

As a part of the Greatest Generation, Marilyn went to work as a Secretary for Caterpillar Military Engine Company while Bernie served in World War II. Afterwards she spent most of her time as a homemaker while occasionally holding outside jobs. At various times her pursuits included playing tennis, bowling, bridge, and most of all playing golf. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. She was an accomplished seamstress who also loved musicals and playing the piano. Her fa-vorite song was “Bicycle Built for Two” and coupled with the Li’l Abner comic she became Daisy Mae to her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard L. Hantle, who died on July 14, 2016; her par-ents, Andrew Sr. and Viola (Hamilton) White; and a brother, Andrew Jr. (Lorraine) White.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan (Daniel) Boarman of Summerville, SC,
their children, Jeff (Stephanie) Boarman, their children Zachary, Jonah, Rowan Boarman, and Carrie (Sid) Lewis, their children, Braden, Eliza, Chase and Kylee;
a son, Larry (Judy) Hantle of Paducah, KY,
their children, Nathaniel (Tracie), their daughter, Elizabeth,
and Nicholas (Katie),
and Jessica Hantle;
and a daughter, Sally (Kevin) Baltz of Swansea, IL,
their children, Brett (Stephanie) Baltz, their children, Stella and Millie,
Jody (Brent) Schneider, their daughter Kinzy,
and Abby Baltz (Greg Kadell).

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association; the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

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


3 Comments on Marilyn Hantle

Tom Budde said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Sympathy to the Baltz family

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  • Illinois
Tom & Mary Budde said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Sympathy to the Baltz family Tom & Mary Budde

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  • Illinois
Loretta and William See said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2019 at 8:50 PM

Bill and I will always have a special place in our hearts for Marilyn and Bernie, They were life long friends, and we were blessed by their goodness. Marilyn was so talented, and her abilities could be seen in her creative work, She sewed as a designer..She kept her family, and home in beautiful order, and valued life's most important gifts, her husband, family, and friends...We will miss her laughter, and these last few years I have missed visiting with Marilyn by phone. God's Blessings to Marilyn's DEAR FAMILY...Loretta and Bill See

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