Clara Jane Naumann, nee Kreher, 85, of Columbia, Ill., born Aug. 2, 1930, in Millstadt Twp., Ill., passed away Dec. 16, 2015, at Columbia Rehab and Nursing Center in Columbia. Ill.
Clara was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Columbia, Ill., and a former member of the St. Louis Metro Polka Club. She enjoyed reading, sewing, yard work, dancing and listening to Polka music. She had previously worked at Bridal Originals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. and Theresa A., nee Wachtel, Kreher; and siblings, Mechtelda Kreher, Beda Dammermann, Wilfred Kreher, Angeline Obernuefemann, and Norvin Kreher.
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Naumann, whom she married on May 30, 1955, in Paderborn, Ill.; children, Sheri (John) Ruffin of New Melle, Mo., Mary (Roger) Hoock of Dupo, Ill., Terry (Wanda) Naumann of Clearwater, Fla., and Gary Naumann of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Justin and Timothty Skidmore; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Celestine Forbeck of Okawville, Ill., Mary Albers of Waterloo, Ill., and Raymond (Janet) Kreher of Hecker, Ill.; sister-in-law, Betty Kreher of Belleville, Ill.; along with other relatives and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to Masses, or Immaculate Conception Catholic Education & Activities Center Building Fund, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, Ill. 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, Ill., with Father Carl Scherrer officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 19, 2015