Mrs. Mueller worked at the Belleville Public Library for 17 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral and was also a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John L. Mueller, whom she married on October 12, 1948, and who died on October 23, 2007; her parents, Dr. Henry and Louise, nee Hentzel, Reis; and a sister, Mary Louise Reis.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann (James) Karban of Belleville, IL,
and Christine Marie (Randy) Phillips of Caseyville, IL;
a son, John Henry (Cynthia) Mueller of Belleville, IL;
10 grandchildren, Brian (Sarah) Karban, Keith (Carla) Karban,
Heather (Dale) Buechler, Laura (Trevor) Sondag,
Kara (Jay) Maher, Ashley (Brandon) Carswell,
Jordan Phillips, Megan Mueller, Christopher Mueller,
and Michael Mueller;
12 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Katelyn, Nolan, Alaina,
Dylan, Bryce, Henry, William, Brayden, Cason,
Aubree, and Mackenzie;
a sister, Alice (Robert) Arndt of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice or to the MS Society Mid America Chapter. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to l1:15 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Apartment Community Chapel at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Shrine Apartment Community Chapel, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
A treasured friend for life – reaching back to Notre Dame Academy 75 years ago! Her pleasant personality and beaming
smile will be sadly missed!
With heartfelt sympathy
Anita R, Becherer, , , 62226
My deepest condolences to your family! Martha was a lovely person. I worked with Martha at the Library and she was a terrific boss, advisor and mother figure. Her sense of humor always made me smile. You were all truly blessed to have her as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister or aunt. I know you will all miss her very much. Dianne
Dianne Hock Zimmermann, Belleville, IL, 62220
I am so sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. I will always remember the time we worked together at the Library. My heartfelt prayers to all the family. May you find peace in all the lovely memories that you shared with her. Jan
Jan Eakins Jones, Rockford, Illinois, 61102
We are saddened by Martha’s passing. She and John were such good friends of my parents Anita and Paul Becherer. I will always remember Martha’s special smile and kind words. May you be comforted by good memories, as well!
Cynthia Becherer Evans, Swansea, IL, 62226
I am so sorry to read of Martha’s passing. She was a delightful person as a coworker at the Belleville Public Library and always brought a dedication to her job. May the family have good memories of her that give you peace.
Lou AnnJames, Red Bud, Illinois, 62278