Bernice Klein Arth, age 89, of Troy, died at 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
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She was born on Aug. 3, 1916, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of the late Edward and Ida Freivogel Klein.
She married Albert Arth on Feb. 20, 1941. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1985.
She is survived by five daughters: Roberta Winterberg and husband, Ray of Glen Carbon, Glenda Songer of Gainesville, Fla., Sylvia Kauhl of Marine, Alicia Arth of Belleville, and Theresa Arth of Kimberling City, Mo.; a sister: Cleo Brede of New Baden; two sisters-in-law: Beatrice Klem and husband, William of Collinsville, and Doris Klein of Mascoutah; 10 grandchildren: Brian and Barry Kauhl, Taurean Wilhold, Anthony, Eryn and Devin Whittaker, and Dalton, Duston, Lorelei and Shannon Milhoan; two great-grandchildren: Taylor and Brendon Kauhl; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Vincent Kauhl; three sisters: Beatrice Krause and husband, Virgil, Irene Votrain and husband, Edward, and Vivian Eakens; two brothers: Roland and Robert Klein; and a sister-in-law: Edna Songer.
Mrs. Arth's memberships included St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, St. Ann DCCW, the Women's Club of Troy, the Troy Lions Club, the Legion of Mary, Edwardsville Moose Lodge 1561 and Daughters of Isabella.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Laughlin Funeral Home in Troy. A prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy with Msgr. Virgil Mank, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Collinsville.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jerome's Building Fund or the Christian Foundation for Children and Aged, One Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103, www.cfcausa.org, attention Oscar Yovani Mutzutz Marroquin.
Richeson Funeral Home - Troy
205 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2005