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Ethelmae Buettner

Ethelmae Buettner

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Mike and all others in the Buettner family – so sorry to hear about your loss. All my condolences and thoughts are with you. Please remember her and celebrate her life. Take care.

    Posted by: Doug Kunkel – Batesville, IN – Friend of Mike Dec 11, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. May wonderful memories of this great lady and The Lord help you through this difficult time, Sending our love!

    Posted by: Jim and Brenda Krebel – Columbia – Friend & cousin Dec 11, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    I just wanted to send my sympathies to the family. Ethel was a very sweet person-always had a smile on her face when she worked in the cafeteria. Memories live on forever. Deepest sympathy…. Sherry Barber (Kunkelmann)

    Posted by: Sherry Barber – Freeburg, IL Dec 11, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    To all of Ethel’s family, you have my deepest sympathy. I have so many wonderful memories of coming into the New Athens cafeteria in the mornings to grab a cup of coffee before school, chatting with Ethel and anxiously awaiting for the cinnamon rolls to be iced. I would ask for a small roll and she would smile and give me the biggest one she could find in the pan. She put her heart and soul in her cooking.

    Posted by: Debbie Garbs Jones – Okawville, IL – friend Dec 12, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Beth,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your Mom. The pain and grief will come to pass but your memories are permanent. May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived – Luci

    Posted by: Luci and Keith Kaiser – Neponset, IL – long-time friend Dec 13, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    Dear Lew, Mike & Dawn, Mark, Beth and your families;
    When Dave sent me word that Ethel had passed, it was hard to imagine that someone so energetic and vibrant was gone. I still remember going to DuBois to retrieve two little imps from church camp, and later driving to Urbana to pick up two budding musicians from music camp. What fun we had, and what warm memories I have of all the Buettner clan!
    Posted by: Patricia Bartsokas-Huth – Hudson, OH – friend Dec 13, 2014

  7. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in are thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Mike and Paulette Herron – Galatia, IL – brother in law and sister in law Dec 14, 2014

  8. Administrator says:

    Praying for the family and other loved ones left behind to carry on.

    Posted by: Mike Lischer – Clearwater, FL Dec 15, 2014

  9. Administrator says:

    You will be missed.. our long chats as I helped you and Lewis out..thank you.

    Posted by: Leanne Dietrich – Belleville, IL – housecleaning friend Dec 18, 2014

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