Maelene Viola (Schoepp) Keil, 85, of New Athens, IL, born June 7, 1928 in New Athens, IL died Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Keil was a homemaker, a member of St. John United Church Of Christ and a Charter Member of their Women’s Guild in New Athens, IL. She was an avid card player and especially enjoyed her bridge club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin J. Keil, whom she married on April 10, 1948 in New Athens, IL and who died on March 26, 1989, her parents Elmer and Olinda (Nadler) Schoepp, 1 daughter, Lynette Kosarek, and her brother, Ardell Schoepp.
Surviving her are her son, Larry (Diane) Keil of Taylorville, IL and daughter Lana Keil of New Athens, IL. Her grandchildren Jason (Raquel) Keil; Michelle (Mike) Covey; Denise (Jason) Tex; Andy (Amy) Kreher; Allison (Ervin Robinson) Kreher. Her great grandchildren, Malia Keil; Melvin Keil; Kyle Tex; Jackson Tex; Brooke Covey; Brandt Covey; Sophie Kreher; Ryan Kreher; Madison Kreher; Lexi Kreher. Her sister-in-law Norma “Nonnie” Schoepp-Cotton and son-in-law James Kosarek and nieces and nephews.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to International Rett Syndrome Foundation.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at St. John United Church of Christ on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements