Earnedell "Earnie" DuHadway

Earnedell "Earnie" DuHadway, nee Ashby , 91 of Belleville, Il, born Saturday, July 26, 1919, in E. St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at her daughter's residence.

Mrs. DuHadway retired from teaching at Webster Jr. High School in Collinsville, IL. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, EY Chapter of the P.E.O. and the Ladies Auxillary of the Elks.


She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: William DuHadway
  • Parents: Jesse and Florence nee Keller Ashby
  • Brother: James Ashby

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters
    • Donna (Jim) Mussulman of Belleville, IL
    • Debora (Bruce) Reeder of Fairview Heights, IL
  • 5 Grandchildren
    • Marshall (Kelly) Morris
    • Seth (fiancee Stacey Blair) Morris
    • Elisabeth (special friend Kaysi Rinks) Reeder
    • Melissa (fiancee Nate Jensen) Jerashen
    • Benjamin Reeder
  • Step-grandson: Aaron (special friend Ryan May) Mussulman
  • 3 Great grandchildren
    • Luke Morris
    • Lily Morris 
    • Miles Jerashen

Memorials: In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Family Hospice of Belleville, First United Prebyterian Church, or American Cancer Society. 

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Alex Hendrickson and Rev. William Groennert officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Earnedell "Earnie" DuHadway:

    To Earnie's Family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Earnie. I understand that she was an exceptional person and I know she will be missed by many. May God give you peace during this difficult time and may your many memories comfort you now and always. Sincerely,

    Sheri Sheils, Ryan May's mother.

    Sheri Sheils Belleville IL 62226

    Mrs. Duhadway was one of my favorite teachers. She was tiny, but she had no problem handling unruly students. I will say a prayer for her and remember what a wonderful teacher she was.

    Albert Artimisi Collinsville Illinois 62234

    Earnie was one of my very favorite people. I will miss her.

    Bob Watson, PER, BPOE 481 Belleville Illinois 62221

    Earnie was one of a kind - a beautiful person with a sparkling wit and personality. She was an interesting conversationalist with views that demonstrated humor and concern for the views of others She will be missed by all of us who were privileged to know her. My sincere condolences are extended to her family.

    Les O'Neal Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    I wish to send condolences to Donna & family. Donna was in my classes when Bill was our P.E. Dept Chair. We sometimes had meetings at his house where he and Ernie were fine hosts. I also saw Bill when I visited his SIUE Kinesiology Dept. student teachers, where I am now retired Professor. I still am in contact with Pat Spurrier Kurz (in Phoenix) and Bev Daub (in Las Vegas) who were also in teachers in his Dept. They will be sad to hear of the untimely passing of Ernie.

    Myrna Smith Martin Schild Columbia IL 62236

    Many of us at Eckert's got to know Earnie through various events she attended here. We will miss seeing her smile. She kept us all in good spirits. Her friends at Eckert's will miss her dearly. We are sorry for your family's loss.

    Angie Eckert Belleville IL 62220