Bobbi M. Irvin, nee Etherton, 83, of Belleville, Ill., born March 4, 1933, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home with all of her loved ones at her bedside.
Our Mom and Grandma was an AMAZING person, she loved her family with all of her heart. She will be missed beyond words.
Prior to her illness starting in early 2016, she would always welcome everyone in her home and offer you something to eat or drink. She was well known for her famous mostaccioli.
She was proceeded in death by her husband James J. Irvin; her daughter, Joni Swan; parents, Bob and Lula Etherton; her In laws, James and Nellie Irvin; brothers and sister-in-laws, Jack, Bill, Vivian, and Edna; and her sister, Donna Rose.
Surviving are her children and step-children, Phyllis Tilk, Linda (Mike) Barriger, Chuck (Patty) Swan, Jim (Connie) Irvin, Gary (Cheryl) Irvin and Tanya (Loyd) Derossett.
Mom had even more love to give to Becky (Jim) Durham and Shirley (Dave) McCaw, which she thought of and loved as her own. Also surviving are her brother and sisters-in-law, Ella Frawley, Helen (Joe) Connelly, Steve (Carol) Sobieralski, and Al (Sharon) Sobieralski. Last, but NEVER least are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she loved so dearly, and truly enjoyed each time they stopped for a visit with her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poor Clares of Belleville, and Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the funeral home, with Father Elmer Mauer, OMI officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 16, 2016