Amy Michelle Feist, 27, of Albers, Ill., formerly of O'Fallon, Ill., born March 3,
1978 in Belleville, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006.
Amy was a graduate of O'Fallon Township High School, where she excelled in her studies and as an athlete. She received degrees in International Business and Spanish at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. While studying at SIUE, Amy was awarded an Americorps grant that allowed her to travel to Mexico and Costa Rica, where she assisted the impoverished and helped build trails in the rain
forest. She and her family were very proud that she would have graduated from
Lindenwood University in June with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. Amy was a wonderful, optimistic and fun loving person with many, many dear friends. She touched many lives and will be deeply
missed by her parents, brother, sister, family, friends and all who knew her. She was a
member of St. Clare Catholic Church and had been employed by Cablofil of Mascoutah.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmothe, Helen, nee Merry, Jett; and paternal grandfather, Stanley Feist.
Amy is survived by her parents, Dennis and Patricia "Pat", nee Jett, Feist of Albers, Ill., formerly of O'Fallon, Ill.; a sister Melissa (Tim) Eversole of O'Fallon, Ill.; a brother, Todd Feist of Chicago, Ill.;
Nephews, Jacob, Matthew and
Casey Eversole, maternal grandfather, Howard Jett of
Greenville, Ill.; paternal
Grandmother, Delores Feist of O'Fallon, Ill.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and very close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Violence Prevention Center of
Southern Illinois, formerly the Women's Crisis Center of
Metro East, which helped Amy immensely through a difficult time.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Schildknecht
Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Avenue, O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at St.
Clare Catholic Church, O'Fallon, Ill. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.
SCHILDKNECHT FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2006