Umidon, Annette (nee Hercules) passed away peacefully in God’s grace and with loved ones by her side on March 31st, 2017. She was born March 5th, 1936, as the second of three daughters born to Eugene and Mildred, and was a tomboy – the son that “Rudy” never had. Annette was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred (nee Schauer) and Eugene Hercules; her loving husband, Robert Leon Umidon; her older sister, Delores Casey; her brother-in-law, Philip Bouckaert; her nephew and niece, Michael and Joan Casey, and her great-nephew, Shawn Casey. Annette was creative, funny, generous to a fault, and thoughtful beyond measure. She will remain in the loving memory of those who will miss her dearly, including daughters, Constance and Renee (Greg); sons, Kevin (Dianna) and Bob (Denise); grandchildren, Maddy and Mitch; sister, Kathleen Bouckaert; nephews Matt and Kirk (Nanette); niece, Kristine, along with great-nephews, nieces, and countless friends. After raising four children, Annette had a second career for 20 years as a medical assistant to Dr. J. Shah at St. Anthony’s. She loved adventure, and traveled to New Orleans with her sister, Kathleen. Their love of theatre resulted in numerous trips to NY, as well as a trip to London and Paris. Annette was born with truly Herculean blood, and lived life with sparks flying from her skates. She shared so many wonderful experiences with those she loved, including “gummy armpits” annual fireworks with the “Wheels of Death”, and spent many Halloweens with her grandchildren, to whom she was a “Bad Ass” grandma. Annette touched the hearts of all who knew her, and they could count on her to “tell it like it is”. Her wisdom, caring nature, and genuine love were felt by all she encountered. Her secret to a long and happy life? Tacos every day, with four packs of fire sauce and tomatoes on each taco! If it can be said that the smallest drop leaves ripples across a still pond – Annette’s life left tidal waves of love on the ocean of lives she touched. Annette’s passing will leave us all with holes in our hearts, but we’ll fill these with the smiles brought to our faces by the memories we have of her incredible life.
Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, April 7, 2-7 p.m. Memorial Mass at Assumption Catholic Church, 4725 Mattis Rd. (63128) Saturday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. Services conclude at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Peregrine Society, 2343 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139 appreciated.