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.
Dear Leslie, Thad and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know you are heart broken. I remember both of your parents with fond memories while I grew up with you next door. Please accept my sympathy during this time off loss. I read of her involvement in the church and know without a doubt that those who trust upon the Lord Jesus are in heaven when they leave this earth. Be comforted knowing that she is in a better place.
So sad to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a special lady and will be missed by many. Always fun to talk to and such a happy person. May she Rest In Peace until we meet again.
Jim and Pam Hammel
Posted by: Pam Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Friend Feb 10, 2014
To her family, I am sorry to hear of her passing. I remember fondly eating cat-fish in Frank’s restaurant and the trap nets out back which I think Carolyn had to help with. One feisty lady…
Posted by: Joe Weidemann – Easley, SC – Class-mate Feb 10, 2014
Matthew & Family,
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Hunter Easterling – Murray, KY – Matthew’s College Roommate Feb 11, 2014
Leslie and Family,
The sweetness in the recipe of life is marked with contradictions of sorrow and happiness, hate and love, and failure and success. At the end, one’s accomplishments are nothing more than a blending of life experiences. The journey may seem long at times, but in retrospect seems so short when the end approaches. It is this quiet understanding that becomes increasingly apparent with age.
Posted by: Robert Cockrell – Jacksonville, IL Feb 12, 2014
My sympathy to her family and the friends, both losing someone special. I first remember her going to the show as a little girl in New Athens with her uncle Ramon Hill, my classmate. Blessings and peace to you all. Dorothy Hacker
Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL Feb 12, 2014
Leslie and family. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. What a special, friendly, funny lady. I always enjoyed talking to her. May God Bless you and your family, and may your mom rest in peace until we meet again.
Jim and Pam
Posted by: Pam Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Friend Feb 17, 2014