Carolyn R. Rehmer, nee Bardos, 73, born December 18, 1940 in Sparta, IL, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Rehmer was a pharmacy technician. She was a very active member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL
as part of the Women’s Guild and serving on the church council.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil H. “Fish” Rehmer, who she married on August 12, 1961 in New Athens, IL and who died on October 31, 2009, her parents: Frank C. and Delores E. “Dee” (Hill) Bardos; and by a sister in infancy, Frankie Kay Bardos.
Carolyn is survived by her 2 children; Leslie (Terry) Blank of Marissa, IL and Thad (Mary ) Rehmer of Lenzburg, IL; 2 grandchildren; Mason Blank and Matthew Rehmer and cousins. She is also survived by her dear friends, the “Card Club Girls”; Ann Peters, Barb Lowe, Lela Torrens and Marilyn Triefenbach.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made to St. John United Church of Christ, the New Athens Home for the Aged or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL and also from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL
Funeral: Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL with the Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Baldwin, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.