Ethelmae E., nee Gummersheimer, Buettner, 82, of New Athens, IL; born April 15, 1932 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Ethel was a cook with the New Athens School District for 30 years. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Women’s Guild and Columbia American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Adolph and Bertha, nee Gruenewald, Gummersheimer. One son – Bryan Buettner.
She is survived by her loving husband – Lewis E. Buettner whom she married on November 15, 1953 in Waterloo, IL. Two sons – Mike (Dawn) Buettner of Batesville, IN; Mark (Laura) Buettner of Newburgh, IN. One daughter – Beth (Robert) Buettner-Nast of New Athens, IL. Two grandchildren – Austin Buettner; Sheri Buettner. One brother-in-law – Floyd (Shirley) Buettner of Hudsonville, MI. One step sister-in-law – Imogene Schmelz of Waterloo, IL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, New Athens Fire Dept or New Athens Ambulance Service.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch.
Interment: Burial will be held at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.