Raehleen Elizabeth, nee Huff, Volpert, 90, of Marissa, IL; born April 10, 1923 in Oakdale, IL; passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Mrs. Volpert was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She also worked at Boot and Shoe in New Athens, IL and later Gilster Mary Lee in Steeleville, IL. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church and The Quilters.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ernst and Mary Bell, nee Wreath, Huff. Her husband Stanley W. Volpert whom she married on May 24, 1941 in Sparta, IL and who passed away on March 1, 1998. 1 son – Phillip Volpert. 2 sisters – Lena Tomblin; Viola Woodside. 2 brothers – Clyde Huff; Grover Huff. And 2 grandchildren in infancy.
She is survived by her children – Larry (Melba) Volpert of Freeburg, IL; Nadine Shinabargar of St. Louis, MO; Linda (Harold) Cates of Nebo, KY. Daughter-in-law – Karel Volpert of Bismark, IL. 1 sister – Wanda Yingst of Tinley Park, IL. 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Also surviving and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice of Belleville; Freeburg Care Center Activity Fund or the American Alzheimer Association.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:00pm with Rev. James Ryan officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
I am so sorry for your loss. Raehleen was a great lady. She will be missed.
Posted by: Kathy Keller – Marissa, IL Jul 30, 2013
What a lovely lady. We were Raehleens neighbor for many years and she will be sadly missed. RIP Neighbor. Buster and Mary Kirkpatrick, Marissa
Posted by: Buster Kirkpatrick – Marissa, IL Jul 30, 2013
Larry, Melba And Family I’m gonna miss her smiling face at the nursing home every time I waved at her from the window she just smile and waved sorry for your loss
Posted by: A friend Jul 30, 2013
I still remember the LONG trips to visit Uncle Stanley and Aunt Raehleen and cousins. What wonderful memories!! Aunt Raehleen made the best breakfast in the world, always made us feel at home and made me forget the long car ride. She has always held a special place in my heart. I wish her peace.
Posted by: Joycelyn Bourelle (Tomblin) – Burke, VA – Niece Jul 30, 2013
Aunt Rae was the sweetest aunt. I always loved visiting with her and the whole family. Those visits seem so simple and sweet now. I wish we could do it all over again. My heart is with you Aunt Rae. Say Hi to Mom for me. Love and prayers and best of everything to all of the family. Jeff and Cara and Jeffrey Jr.
Posted by: Jeff and Cara Tomblin – Milton, GA – Nephew Jul 30, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Raehleen at Gilster’s and she was always a joy to be around. In later years, I would see her at the Swanwick Picnic and we would get to visit.
Posted by: Diana Cole – Coulterville, IL Jul 31, 2013
Would like to extend my deepest sympathy on the death of this sweet lady.
Raehleen was a joy to know and was always smiling. Enjoyed her presence in the salon, she brought a special friendliness to everyone there. Blessed and glad to know this wonderful woman.
Posted by: Linda Smith – Marissa, IL – former hairdresser Aug 02, 2013