Alice May Houston

Alice May Houstonn, nee, Underwood, 102, of Belleville, Illinois, formerly of E. St. Louis, IL., born Thursday, May 27, 1909, in Murphysboro, IL, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Alice was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Cahokia Mounds Chapter and the American Legion Auxilary Post #53 of East Saint Louis, IL. Alice's family has lived in North America since 1752.


She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Jack Houston
  • Parents: Daniel Webster and Sarah Jane nee Rendleman, Underwood
  • Son-in-Law: Fred L. McDaniel
  • Daughter-in-Law: Dolores Houston
  • Granddaughter: Kathleen Baudendistel
  • Grandson-in-law: Craig Buesking
  • Brothers
    • Aaron Reed Underwood
    • Daniel W. Underwood
  • Sisters
    • Hazel Sarchett
    • Harriett Williams
    • Mildred Britton
    • Mary Howenstein

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Louise M. McDaniel of Belleville, Illinois
  • Son: Jack Houston of Collinsville, IL
  • Former Daughter-in-Law: Betty Houston
  • Granchildren
    • Karen Buesking of Kansas City, MO
    • J. Kevin (Colleen) McDaniel of Belleville, IL
    • Suzanne (Larry) Brown of Waterloo, IL
    • Michele (Al) Goodman of Waterloo, IL
    • Jack (Janet) Houston of Waterloo, IL
    • Sam (Gina) Houston of Red Bud, IL
    • Lisa May of Waterloo, IL
  • Grandson-in-law: Bill Baudendistel of Belleville, IL
  • 22 Great Grandchildren
  • 6 Great Great Grandchildren
  • Many loving nieces, nephews and friends,

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Home, Belleville Humane Society, or Belleville Duck's Unlimited

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Father Matthew Elie officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Alice May Houston:

    I wish to add condolence to Louise and her family at this time of sadness in their lives. My mother, Ruth Smith was of the same age as Alice and knew her through DAR. You were fortunate to have Alice for so many years.

    Myrna Smith Schild Columbia IL 62236