Edith M. ,nee Horschmann, Skaer, 96, of New Athens, IL; born July 26, 1917 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the New Athens Home for Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Skaer was a homemaker. She also worked for Karber’s Pharmacy in New Athens and the Lenzburg Farmers Co-Op. She was a member of St John United Church of Christ in New Athens and was a member of the Women’s Guild. Edith loved crafts of all kinds and also enjoyed needlepoint.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Anthony and Lydia, nee Reichert, Horschmann. Her 1st husband – Raymond Bachmann. Her 2nd husband – Phillip Karch. Her 3rd husband – William Skaer. 1 son – Terrance Bachmann. 2 brothers and 3 sisters. 1 grandson. 1 great-grandson.
She is survived by her daughters – Sue Ann (William Sr.) Pannier of Belleville, IL; Karen Jean (Larry) Larimer-Miller of Colfax, CO. Her step-daughters – Vivian (John) Hassenstab of Smithton, IL; Phyllis (Rex) Kitchen of Texas; Marille (Paul) Mead of Texas. 7 grandchildren. 12 great-grandchildren. 4 great-great grandchildren.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged Activity Fund or Heartland Hospice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements