Emma H. Shibler, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at her rural St. Marys Home.
She was born November 5, 1928 at Loveland, TX, the daughter of Riley and Twila Beatrice Hern Hodges. Emma lived in Texas until the age of 10 when she moved with her family to California. She later moved to Michigan living there until moving to St. Marys in 1979. She moved to Minnesota and later moved back to St. Marys in 2004.
Mrs. Shibler was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill.
She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter Mariana and twin grandsons, Peter and Paul. Mrs. Shibler was also preceded in death by a sister, Lawanda and two brothers, Gerald and Elwin, along with a son-in-law Steven Burgess.
On November 9, 1946 she was united in marriage to John Shibler at San Bernardino, CA. They celebrated 66 years of marriage, he survivives of the home.
Other survivors include her children, Edward (Evelyn) Shibler, Bill (Claudia) Shibler, Michael (Michele) Shibler, Margaret (Jerry) Helmin, David (Julie) Shibler, Daniel (Ann) Shibler, Fred (Theresa) Shibler, Barbara Burgess, Frank (Jean) Shibler and Steve Shibler; a brother, Skeeter Hodges; 47 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Requiem Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 22, 2013 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery at Emmett. Mrs. Shibler will lie in state from 5:00 until 7:30 P.M. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where there will be a rosary recited at 7:30 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.