Esther M. Kallal, 72, of Dow, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Alton, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (McCauley) St. Peters.
She married Robert “Bobby” J. Kallal in Shipman at St. Dennis Catholic Church Sept. 19, 1964. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2010.
Esther was a homemaker. She attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. She was loved by everyone and she enjoyed helping her in-laws with their strawberry fields. She loved spending time with her family and friends and watching hummingbirds.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian Kallal and Mariann Crane of Dow and Ed and Carrie Kallal of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Billy Kallal, Shay Kallal, Sean Kallal, Jordan Kallal and Skylar and his wife, Krista Kallal; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Logan; two brothers, William “Bill” St. Peters and Francis “Gene” St. Peters, both of Brighton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Donald “Donnie” St. Peters, who passed away in the Vietnam War.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.
Interment will follow at Newbern Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to the family for funeral expenses.
Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook can be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.