Ida J. (Duty) Homer, 83, of Alton, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Jerseyville.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1931, in Godfrey, the daughter of Frank and Lula (McCray) Duty.
Ida was married to Wilbur Homer and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1992.
She was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass as a packer and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678.
She is survived by one son, Michael Homer of Alton; five siblings, Ellen Sessions of Alton, Louise Homer of Alton, Francis Duty of Godfrey, Fred (Sandy) Duty of Alton and Karen Duty of Godfrey; and a dear companion, Lawrence Sconce of Jerseyville, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter; Rebecca Homer; two siblings, Lydia Hodge and Florence Key; and a brother-in-law, Donald Sessions.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be directed to the Autism Foundation or St. Anthony’s Hospice.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.