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Mary Jean Westerheide

Mary Jean Westerheide, nee Arnold, 84 of  Waterloo, IL was called peacefully to heaven on February 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 1, 1935, in E. St. Louis, IL.

Attended St. Patrick's grade school and St. Teresa Academy in East St. Louis and College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Florence Arnold, brothers, Joe and Jack Arnold, sisters-in-laws, June and Barbara Arnold, brother-in-law, Jack Westerheide, in-law parents, Rueben and Aurelia Westerheide, daughter-in-law, Terry Westerheide and cousin, Charles W. Koons.

She is survived by the love of her life, William V. Westerheide (Bill) who she married on Sept. 17, 1955, her children, daughters,Mary Beth (Mark) Cyliax, St. Louis, MO,JoAnn (Ned) Lane, Columbia, IL, and Sharon Cooper, Maryville, IL, sons, Bill (Cathy) Westerheide, Waterloo, IL, Michael (Karen) Westerheide, Millstadt,IL and Kevin (Colleen) Westerheide, Millstadt, IL.

She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, Lauren (Reggie) Ardis, Scott Cyliax, Elizabeth (Steve) Ladd, Michael (Dusty) Cyliax, Michelle, Brian (Kourtnie)  Westerheide, Kyle (Megan) Lane, Cory (Ashley) Lane, Paige (Logan) Lane, Danielle (Justin) Howerton, Jacob Cooper, Benjamin Westerheide, Trevor and Jordan Czerniejewski and 7 great-grandchildren, Kimberly Presson, Devon Ardis, Sam and Aubrey Westerheide, Shepard Lane, Eloise Howerton, and Chris Musk, Jr.

She was a member of several Catholic parishes; Queen of Peace and St. Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sparta, IL and St. Peter & Paul in Waterloo.

She was a member  of St. Clair Women's Club, Southern Illinois Golf Assoc., Mystic Oak Golf league and the Mary/Martha Sodality and past president of St. Augustine's Sodality Club. She was also a very active member of the St. Teresa's Academy Class of 1952 Alumni Society and enjoyed planning and attending many reunions over the years.

Although,golf, sewing, and playing cards were a part of her pastime activities, she especially loved to attend  sporting events and other activities of her children,grandchildren and great ­ grandchildren. Playing board games and cards with them was a special treat.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Masses or Memorials to SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo

4 PM to 8 PM Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 8:30 AM Monday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
9 AM Monday, February 18, 2019 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. and Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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Our sincere condolences to the family and close friends of Miss Mary. Please take some comfort in God's promise that soon he will do away with death, and the pain it brings, forever.
Revelation 21:3,4

McLemore Family Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

To Jeanie's Family and Friends, Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. Know you will very much miss her in this world, but she's now in a better world than this. Sincerely, Martin and Nancy Oliver

Nancy and Martin Oliver Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Westerheide

Claudia Kerens Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences. Treasured memories from the club days.

Mike jacobus. Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Blessings to all. We have lots of wonderful memories of the Westerheide family at the Sparta Country Club. She will be missed by all who knew her. We will try to attend
the visitation Sunday weather permitting. Norlyn and Marcine Wolter

Norlyn and Marcine Wolter Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on February 14, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was ordered on February 14, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

A STRUCTURED DESIGN IN RED AND WHITE was sent on February 14, 2019

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you - Steve, Rita, Mindy & Ricky

Expression of Sympathy Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Bill and all Mary Jeans family. She will be remembered at Sparta Country Club for many great projects for the ladies and junior golfers both! The Daisy tournament has lost another great leader! And many of us have lost a friend!

Valerie Ragland Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by Slalom on February 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

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