Alice Libey, 76

Published 4:54pm Monday, July 30, 2012


Born: May 18, 1936

Died: July 28, 2012


Alice V. Libey, 76, of Niles, died at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 18, 1936, in Center Ridge, Ark., to James B. and Lillie M. (Bryant) Hearington, who preceded her in death. In January of 1950, the family moved to Buchanan from Arkansas. Alice graduated from Buchanan High School in 1954.

Nearly fifty-eight years ago, Alice married Ernest H. Libey, of Niles, who survives. She remained a resident of Niles for the rest of her life, raising three daughters, and later retiring from ABB Garden City Fan of Niles in 2001. Spending time with her grandchild and caring for her family were a great source of joy and happiness. Alice was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a charter member of Saint Boniface Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niles.

Alice is also survived by two of her daughters, Janet (Chris) Clubine, of Niles, and Carol (Jon) Shultz, of South Bend, Ind.; her granddaughter, Melissa (Timothy) Lilley, of North Laurel, Md.; her sister, Kathy Kay, of Buchanan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly K. Libey; her brother, James R. Hearington; and her sister, Mary E. Hearington.

The visitation for Alice Libey will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Halbritter Funeral Home, 615 East Main St., Niles. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor John Rutowicz of Saint Boniface Church officiating. The services will conclude with committal rites at the graveside at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens in Niles.

Contributions in memory of Alice Libey may be made to Saint Boniface Evangelical Lutheran Church, or to Hospice at Home.

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