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.