Clarice M. Hudson, 93, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Belleville, Ill., born March 10, 1923, in West Blocton, Ala., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Ill.
Clarice worked at Graphic World as a proofreader for 18 years. In her free time she loved to garden, spend time with family and travel "home" to Alabama and the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Clarice attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in O'Fallon, Ill., and always placed God and family first during her very blessed life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pleasant Kimbrel and Mae Kimbrel, nee Hyde; her husband, Richard P. Hudson; three brothers, Lothair, Dale and Wayne; two sisters, Jackie and Kathrine; and a grandson, Brian L. Barber.
Surviving are her daughter, Myra (Keith) H. McMullen of O'Fallon, Ill., and son, Richard (Jacqueline) Hudson of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Mae Nell Acker of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Patricia Beasley of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Christopher (Lisa) Barber of Shiloh, Ill., Steven (Denise) Lauer of New Athens, Ill., Angie (Buddy) Jeremias of Collinsville, Ill., Jenny Hensler of Belleville, Ill., and Mary Sherrin of Mascoutah, Ill.; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, friends and aquaintances.
Per the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Father William J. Hitpas officiating. Interment following services at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 30, 2016