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Gail Lynn Rothwell

Gail Lynn Rothwell

ROTHWELL

Gail Lynn Rothwell, 69, of Tilden, IL; born November 1, 1954 in Red Bud, IL, the daughter of Paul and Pauline (Rody) Rothwell; passed away December 3, 2023 at home.

Gail was a member of Beaucoup Baptist Church in Pinckneyville.  She played the piano and taught Sunday School at Tilden First Baptist Church for many years.  Gail enjoyed traveling with her dear friend, Anita Lascelles.  Gail was also an avid supporter of the Randolph County Humane Society.  She loved caring for animals and working on arts and crafts.

Gail is survived by her mother – Pauline (Rody) Rothwell; two aunts – Madeline Hatridge and Mary Lou Braeutigam; one sister-in-law – Janet Rothwell of Fairview Heights, IL; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Frank Perry; father – Paul Rothwell; brother – Mark Rothwell.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

The Visitation will be held at Tilden First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Lee officiating. Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date in Tilden Cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Sharon Wegman says:

    Gail and I were in seminary together and then worked together at the Baptist Sunday School Board. We attended two churches together and spent many hours as BFFs over many years. She was so dear to me. I can hear her laughing even now. She was good at her jobs at BSSB and enjoyed teaching our class at Woodbine Church. I can’t express how much she will be missed by so many friends here in Nashville. God blessed Gail in so many ways. Now she is free of any pain or heartache.

  2. William Mark Montgomery says:

    I just heard about Gail’s passing through a friend of ours from here in Tennessee. I met Gail at our church here in Nashville TN when she lived here and she was always so kind and fun to be around. She had a good heart and everytime I seen her or was around her I always got so excited and so happy. She taught a Bible study class at church and my Mom was in her class and that’s how they met and became good friends. I went to her house a couple of times for some fun parties and when she moved back home to Illinois we were all so sad to see her go. I am so heart broken over her passing. Me and my Mom and her Tennessee friends are completely devastated. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏 to her entire family and friends back at home. She was a wonderful friend and she will be greatly missed.

  3. Kay Vantrease says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Gail and I worked together at the BSSB/LifeWay. I especially enjoyed our time working at the LifeWay conference centers. Pauline, I remember you going with us on severals trips. One to Ridgecrest stands out. Gail went out to the car to escape the snoring and a bear came outside the car. She ended up sleeping in the car to escape the bear. Good times!

  4. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I remember Gail, when we were growing up and I’d visit with my niece Linda. Paul and Pauline lived by Grandma and Grandpa Rody.

  5. Jenna Lambeth says:

    Gail & l went to Sparta High together–l met her there, since Tilden kids had their own grade school in those days, & l was a Sparta kid. We had P.E. together– Gail was fun to be around & made PE tolerable for me; l was never good at sports! I ran into Gail a few years ago, having not seen her since high school. We struck up conversation as if we’d never parted. She was a good, Christian friend…lm thankful to have known her, sad to hear she’s no longer walking this earth. But rejoicing Gail is walking the streets of heaven, still praising the King of Kings & Lord of Lords!
    See you “soon,” Gail!
    ?

  6. Jack and Lois Bennett Kermans says:

    Deepest sympathy to the entire Rody/Rothwell family. May your memories bring comfort and lessen your grief.

  7. Angela Church says:

    Gail was a friend in seminary. I can still hear her laughter. What a gift she has been to our world. My prayers are with all who love her!

  8. Jan Hartsell says:

    Gail Lynn was such a special woman. She was my maid-of-honor. Those of us who spent time with her through many years sorrow at her sudden passing. We won’t forget her and send our prayers to Pauline and family.

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  1. Gail Lynn was such a special woman. She was my maid-of-honor. Those of us who spent time with her through many years sorrow at her sudden passing. We won’t forget her and send our prayers to Pauline and family.

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  2. Gail was a friend in seminary. I can still hear her laughter. What a gift she has been to our world. My prayers are with all who love her!

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  3. Deepest sympathy to the entire Rody/Rothwell family. May your memories bring comfort and lessen your grief.

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  4. Gail & l went to Sparta High together–l met her there, since Tilden kids had their own grade school in those days, & l was a Sparta kid. We had P.E. together– Gail was fun to be around & made PE tolerable for me; l was never good at sports! I ran into Gail a few years ago, having not seen her since high school. We struck up conversation as if we’d never parted. She was a good, Christian friend…lm thankful to have known her, sad to hear she’s no longer walking this earth. But rejoicing Gail is walking the streets of heaven, still praising the King of Kings & Lord of Lords!
    See you “soon,” Gail!
    ?

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  5. My sympathy to the family. I remember Gail, when we were growing up and I’d visit with my niece Linda. Paul and Pauline lived by Grandma and Grandpa Rody.

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  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gail and I worked together at the BSSB/LifeWay. I especially enjoyed our time working at the LifeWay conference centers. Pauline, I remember you going with us on severals trips. One to Ridgecrest stands out. Gail went out to the car to escape the snoring and a bear came outside the car. She ended up sleeping in the car to escape the bear. Good times!

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  7. I just heard about Gail’s passing through a friend of ours from here in Tennessee. I met Gail at our church here in Nashville TN when she lived here and she was always so kind and fun to be around. She had a good heart and everytime I seen her or was around her I always got so excited and so happy. She taught a Bible study class at church and my Mom was in her class and that’s how they met and became good friends. I went to her house a couple of times for some fun parties and when she moved back home to Illinois we were all so sad to see her go. I am so heart broken over her passing. Me and my Mom and her Tennessee friends are completely devastated. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏 to her entire family and friends back at home. She was a wonderful friend and she will be greatly missed.

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  8. Gail and I were in seminary together and then worked together at the Baptist Sunday School Board. We attended two churches together and spent many hours as BFFs over many years. She was so dear to me. I can hear her laughing even now. She was good at her jobs at BSSB and enjoyed teaching our class at Woodbine Church. I can’t express how much she will be missed by so many friends here in Nashville. God blessed Gail in so many ways. Now she is free of any pain or heartache.

    Reply

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