Alvina C. Herbert

Alvina C. Herbert, 81, of Oldenburg, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.

Born May 27, 1933, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Lillian Niese and William Suttmann. She married Maurice Herbert at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg in November of 1956. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1971.

Alvina worked as a cook at the Sisters of St. Francis Convent and was a member of Holy Family Church.

Her family described mom as a homebody who was an excellent cook and baker. Alvina’s chicken and dumplings, banana pudding and cobblers were among their favorites. When it was somebody else’s turn to cook, she looked forward to several of the area’s church festivals and Oldenburg’s Freudenfest. She liked country music, especially Martina McBride and Blake Shelton, watching “The Voice” and was an avid Reds and NASCAR fan. She loved her family and always enjoyed the family get-togethers.

Alvina is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Christiansen of Lakewood, Florida; son, Marcian “Butch” Herbert of Seymour; sisters, Marty Wilhelm of Batesville, and Chris Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Paul Suttmann of Batesville, and Cletus and Albert Suttmann of Oldenburg; and five grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she also was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Jones, and brother, Willie Suttmann.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church with the Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. A graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Cemetery in Seymour.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with a Rosary service at 4 p.m.

The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Hospice.