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Lavinia L. Chittenden

Lavinia L. Chittenden

Lavinia L. Chittenden, nee Rust, 97, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of Clarmin, IL, born October 21, 1923 in St. Louis, MO, entered into rest with Jesus on Friday May 28, 2021 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Lavinia was a homemaker and worked with her husband at Chittenden Refrigeration.  She and her husband participated in several mission projects and later joined the Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief Team.  She was an active member of Winkle Baptist Church.

Mrs. Chittenden was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard whom she married August 30, 1946 after a 30-day courtship and who passed away on November 8, 2017, her parents; Charles and Anna Mae (Kraus) Rust, her sisters; her twin Virginia (Bill) Schoolcraft, Ann (George) Manson and Betty (Ron) Slack and her sister-in-law; Loretta (Oliver) Rains.

Lavinia is survived by her four daughters; Lois (Chuck) Sawyer, Carol (Dale) Carter, Rita (Dave) Smith and Betty (Ray) Politsch, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Cedar Trails Senior Living in Freeburg, IL for the wonderful care they have provided mom and dad. “We’ll never forget your kindness.”  Thanks also to the many people who have surrounded her with prayers.

Memorials may be made to the Winkle Baptist Church in Winkle, IL.

Visitation;  Friends may join the family from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL with Rev. Jeff Downard officiating.  Burial will follow at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Peggy Emery says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Betty. Your mom is at peace now but she will always be with you in your thoughts.

  2. Linda Steiner says:

    With deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May the fond memories you have of her comfort you and bring you peace.

  3. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to Rita and the family. Celebrating a life well lived for 97 years.

  4. Frieda Feig says:

    Sincere sympathy to Lois and the rest of the family

  5. Sherri Wildt says:

    My sympathy to your family. May your precious memories bring you peace and comfort.

    • Mr. and Mrs Stanley Herrera says:

      Our sincere condolences are extended for the loss of your mother.

      • Sandy Edwards says:

        So sorry for your loss Betty, prayers for you and your family in tbis difficult time.

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