Winona S. “Billie”, nee Schott, Laumbattus, 97, of Marissa, IL was born on December 27, 1924 in Perry County, IL and passed away on June 30, 2022 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL.
Mrs. Laumbattus was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marissa. Billie loved books and served her community for many years as the librarian of the Marissa Public Library. She was very active in the Girl Scouts of America serving as a Leader from 1956-1962, Troop Organizer in 1964, Cookie Chairman in 1965, Troop Consultant in 1966, Neighborhood Chairman in 1967 and Member at Large of the River Bluffs Girl Scouts Council Board of Directors in 1968, Vice President in 1969 and President from 1970-1976. President of the Marissa PTA in 1969. United Way Board Member from 1975-1984. Board member of the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in 1990. Billie was also very active in the United Methodist Women serving as District President of the East St. Louis District in 1985, Conference Secretary of the Southern Illinois Conference in 1996-1997, Conference Vice President of Illinois Great Rivers Conference in 1997-1998. Lay Delegate to Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and a Board Member of the Cunnigham Children’s Home in Urbana from 1997-1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Roy and Pearl, nee Cearns, Schott. Her husband Emmett E. Laumbattus whom she married on December 28, 1946 at Reformed Presbyterian Church in Coulterville, IL and who passed away on October 14, 2021. Her daughter – Linda Leemon, son – Jeff Laumbattus, grandson – Edward “Ted” Leemon.
She is survived by her daughter – Kimberly Wilson of Marissa; son-in-law – Charles Leemon of Orlando, FL, grandson – Adam (Rocio) Wilson of Wellington, FL, granddaughter – Ashley (Gabe) Kimmel of Freeburg, IL, granddaughter – Katie (Jeremy) Fernandez of Waterloo, IL, granddaughter – Nikki (Bryan) Peek of Lenzburg, IL, grandson – Sam Laumbattus of Lenzburg, IL, granddaughter – Jackie Laumbattus of Belleville, IL, grandson – Briar Laumbattus of Coulterville, IL, granddaughter – Logan Laumbattus of Coulterville, IL and granddaughter – Morgan (Chad) Buch of Red Bud, IL. She is also survived by her great grandchildren – Russell and Patrick Wilson, Mason and Calliope Peek, Roman Fernandez, Carter Wisnesk, Arabella Laumbattus and Bennett and Cooper Buch and Oliver Kimmel and by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Marissa Girl Scouts.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11:00am with Pastor Cody Battefeld officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.