Alberta Herrick


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Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 7:20 pm
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Alberta L. Herrick, 100, formerly of Cambridge, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Toulon Health Care Center.
Public visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Private funeral services will be held at a later time. The Rev. Jared Nelson will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorials may be made to the Toulon Health Care Center.
Alberta Lela Hunter was born Sept. 18, 1912, in Erie, the daughter of Robert and Daisy Ballard Hunter. She attended Valley School in rural Fenton. Her marriage to Theodore A. Herrick took place on April 26, 1930, in Sterling. He died on Oct. 9, 1995.
Alberta worked for 20 years as an editorial clerk at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1974. She attended church at the World Thrust Christian Center in Orion. Alberta's family was the highlight of her life.
Those surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Ghlea and Chuck Manthei, Cambridge, and Carole Conard, Independence, Mo.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Deb (Poel) and Jim Nelson, Normal, Ill., Terri (Poel) Grove, Blue Springs, Mo., and Mike Poel, Cordova. Other survivors include five great-grandchildren and their spouses, Leah and Eric Rhodes, Normal, Aaron and Amy Nelson, Normal, Jared and Michelle Nelson, Edwardsville, Ill., Olivia and Tim Autry, Gladstone, Mo., and Jessica Grove, Kansas City, Mo.; seven great-great-grandchildren, Micah, Rachel and Josiah Rhodes, Joshua, Asher and Elliana Nelson, all of Normal, and Eve Nelson, Edwardsville. Her parents; her husband; five sisters, Fern Hamilton, Lilah Hamilton, Ruby Watkins, Erma Dennis, and Nada Lain; and a brother, Robert Hunter, preceded her in death.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting Alberta's obituary at stackhousemoore.com.












 



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