Alice Mary Demers, 86, of 2938 Bluff Ridge Dr., died Wednesday (April 17, 2013) in Blessing Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Quincy, a daughter of Alois G. and Gertrude M. (Koetters) Belker. She married Louis J. Demers on Oct. 22, 1946, in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. He survives. Alice attended St. Francis Grade School and was a 1944 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She worked at Illinois Bell Telephone Company from 1944-1964. For her entire married life, she was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Francis and past member of St. Francis Home and School Association, Quincy Notre Dame Band Parents Association and Telephone Company Gabbers. She loved attending musical performances and enjoyed family trips, boating and camping. In addition to her husband, Louie, she is survived by a daughter, Mary A. Demers, of Quincy; a brother, George (Betty) Belker, of Quincy; and sisters, Carlene Scholl of LaCanada, Calif., Mary Agnes "Liz" (Bill) Czervinske of San Antonio, Texas, and Barbara (Jim) McCaughey of Davenport, Iowa. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Hummelsheim and her husband, Roy Hummelsheim Sr.; and a brother-in-law, Bill Scholl. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church conducted by the Rev. Tom Shaughnessy. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with a prayer service at 3 p.m. MEMORIALS: St. Francis School or Meals Plus for Seniors ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2013