BLOOMINGTON - Alice Herrell, 50, of 7007 W. Elm St., Bloomington, passed away at 1:01 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 6, 2006) at the emergency department of BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Steve Crutcher, deacon, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the memorial home. Inurnment will be at a later date at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
Alice was born in Bloomington on July 18, 1955, the daughter of Herbert W. and Evelyn L. Gill Crutcher. Alice married Rodney Herrell on Nov. 3, 2001, in Bloomington. He survives.
Other survivors include her son, Scott (Keisha) Peifer, Towanda; two stepchildren, Stephen P. Herrell and Samantha E. Herrell, both of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Skyleigh and Jaxon Peifer, Towanda; five brothers, James F. (Meralee) Crutcher, Cropsey; Joe A. (Jeannie) Crutcher, San Diego, Calif.; C. William (Diane) Crutcher, Normal; Roger L. (Sonya) Crutcher, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Kevin P. (Kim) Crutcher, Bloomington; two sisters, Mary P. Noe, Fairbury, and Janet Boling, Bloomington; and sister-in-law, Mary Crutcher, Elizabethtown, Ky. Alice is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a close friend, Maggie Burks of Bloomington.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gilbert W. Crutcher, Kenneth Crutcher and Gordon Crutcher; and two sisters, Carroll L. Crutcher and Vickie Crutcher.
Because of her disabling condition of chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, she was not able to work outside the home for many years. However, she very much enjoyed making crafts (which she gave to her family and friends with every holiday) and collecting clowns and turtles from around the world. She hosted many a fun bingo party.
She was a strong and resilient person who loved her life and her family. Her sense of humor and her will to live are among our many fond remembrances of her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be missed.