Mary “Irene” Bond, 93, of Rosewood Heights, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 with her family by her side.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1921, in Alton, the daughter of the late George and Rebecca (Emmons) Tungett.
Irene married Clayton D. Bond on Dec. 10, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2000.
Irene was a homemaker, a beloved wife, and nurturing matriarch of five generations. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Cindy and Lester Schlemer of Alton, Connie and Mike Collins of East Alton, Clayton “Butch” Bond and special friend, Judy, of Rosewood Heights, Gordon and Theda Bond of Meadowbrook; eight grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Linda Collins of Wood River, Traci and Jason Wright of Fosterburg, Melissa and Steve Schnare of St. Charles, Mo., Martin and Shannon Bond of Bethalto, Erin and Paul Ventimiglia of Alton, Christopher Hines and special friend, Amanda, of Godfrey, Nicholas Bond of Keysport, and Courtney and Jacob Koch of Rosewood Heights; 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Carson Wright; and four siblings, Lucille Sloan, Homer, Robert, and William Tungett.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, with Pastor Ron Wenzel officiating.
Burial will be follow at Bethalto United Methodist Cemetery in Bethalto.
Memorials may be directed to Southern Illinois Hospice.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.