OBITUARY

Alberta I. Meyer

September 22, 1930January 2, 2019

Alberta I. Meyer, of Bridgeton, MO, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the age of 88. Alberta was born in Glen Carbon, Illinois on September 22, 1930 to Roy Sr. and Mary Belle Kinder who have preceded her in death. She and her siblings were raised in Granite City, IL during the Great Depression, so they all developed a certain toughness and ability to survive due to their upbringing. Alberta met her husband and love of her life, Norvel F. Meyer, in the mid-1970s. The two married in 1978 and were blessed with 33 years of marriage before his passing in 2011.

Alberta was the devoted mother of David (Sally) Arredondo, Martin (MaryBeth) Arredondo, and Sara (Mike) Sinovich; cherished grandmother of Elena, David, Malorie, and Dashawn Arredondo, Tyler (Haley) Kibbons, Samantha Suttles, Trevor Arredondo, and Adam, Jenna, and Jeremy Boonshaft; treasured great grandmother of Caroline Kibbons; and dear sister of Elsie (the late Kenneth) Garrett, LaMoine (Delphine) Kinder, the late Roy Kinder, Jr., and sister-in-law Anna Kinder. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Alberta felt education was very important. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in education and was an elementary teacher for the Ferguson-Florissant School District for more than 33 years. The highlight of her career was the three years when she was given the privilege of taking students to the Little Creek Wildlife Center for field trips and arts & crafts projects. Alberta loved all children, but she devoted her life & sacrificed whatever was necessary for her 3 kids, David, Martin, and Sara. She also enjoyed all the years and the many adventures she shared with her husband, Norvel. Alberta and Norvel enjoyed traveling all over North America, going on many fishing trips and other adventurous jaunts. For almost 30 years, they were “Texas Snowbirds” spending their winters at Bit-O-Heaven RV Park in Donna, TX. In her free time, Alberta enjoyed reading, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, making her famous salsa, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, painting, and spending quality time with her family and friends. Alberta will be remembered as an amazing mother and grandmother who loved her family unconditionally, had a healthy sense of humor, was artistically inclined, and made friends wherever she went. She will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Interment Monday, January 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alberta I. Meyer

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Barb Pellerito

January 10, 2019

Alberta enjoyed watching TV talking about her life and getting her nails painted every Tuesday when I would come to care for her. We had a lot of laughs together she always asked if I brought her cookies. She loved the ear muff I made for her had to model it for me. I enjoyed my time with her, she will be missed

Martin Arredondo

January 2, 2019

Alberta Meyer was a devoted elementary school teacher for the Ferguson Florissant school district for 32 + years, she was devoted to helping others both during her teaching carrier and after her retirement. She loved her husband and best friend Norvel Meyer Sr., she loved fishing, traveling,camping,cooking,and exploration of the many places that her and Norvel traveled to together.
She will be missed and always remembered as a kind person. She was my inspiration, mentor and the kindest person I have ever known.
I love you Mom
Martin.

FROM THE FAMILY