Theresa M. McGovern, 81, of Belleville, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born July 24, 1934, in Granite City, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie Biggs. Theresa had worked at Carter Carburetor after 36 years of dedicated service. She later worked many years in home health tending to several area families. She enjoyed working with crafts and cherished spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She had a special love for animals and spoiled her granddogs, Illy, Taco and Wily.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe McGovern; a son, Joe McGovern; and a brother, Richard Biggs.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elrena and Scott Carter of Edwardsville; a son, Andy McGovern of Granite City; four grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer McGovern Smith and Michael, Adam M. Thompson and Lavasha, Andrew J. “Drew” McGovern and Daniel Robert Thompson; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.