ALTON – Esmelida Hernandez, 67, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Mission Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hernandez was born Dec. 6, 1949, in Mexico.
Survivors include her husband, Guadalupe Hernandez; children, Celene Hernandez, Lupita Hernandez and Jorge L. Hernandez; siblings, Rutila Garnica, Maria Luisa Salinas, Estela Garnica, Gaspar Garnica and Miguel Garnica; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from 2 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Rivera Funeral Home.