Mary Hampe

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Mary Ester Hampe, nee Bidwell, 89, of Belleville, IL, born September 15, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL.

Mrs. Hampe worked at Premier Appliance Company before her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter Cathedral Catholic Church of Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harry E. Hampe, whom she married on October 18, 1958 and who died on December 31, 2006;
and her parents, George T. and Viola, nee Frehes, Bidwell.

She is survived by her children, Mark (Judy) Hampe of Albany, OR, Mary Kay (James) Myers of Belleville, IL, Joan (Dan) Abegg of Glen Carbon, IL, and Matthew Hampe of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Kyle (Tanya), Alex, Ashley (Jordan), and Austin;
one great-grandchild, Eli;
three step-grandchildren, Greg, Alex, Nikki;
and four step-great-grandchildren, Noah, Seth, Sophie, and Grayson.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home for an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

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



3 Comments on Mary Hampe

Juanita Norton said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2018 at 9:47 PM

To Joan and the family of Mary, I send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mary, it was such a getting to know her, always a smile on her face, and such a pleasure to be around. Joan, thank you for the opportunity of getting to know you and her. The love you shown your Mom touched my heart's core . Amazing is the word I use at watching and hearing how so unselfishly you gave back to her as she had given to,love,compassion, and most of all, you gave of yourself. I pray that God continue to guide you through this time of sorrow and embrace you in His loving care. Juanita

  • Belleville
  • IL
Juanita Norton said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Quietly in the night as loved ones rested, Jesus whispered,Mary, it's she took His hand,she looked back on her family and friends,blew a kiss and said,I Love you, remember me always"....CareLink will like to send our condolences on the passing of Mary. It was a pleasure to spend time with her, so many days we laughed with her, listened to her stories of wisdom and love. To the family, she will be greatly missed by us. May God keep you in His loving care...Carelink

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura ives said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Mary Kay, Joan and family. So very sorry for you loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Prayers.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois

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