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Katherine L. "Katie" Schommer

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Katherine L. "Katie" Schommer Obituary
Katherine Schommer

Katherine "Katie" Louise Schommer, nee Oakley, 89, of Hillsboro, Ill., passed away Monday, July 4, 2016, at the Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center in Hillsboro, Ill.

Katie was a long time resident of Hillsboro, Ill., before residing in Taylorville, Ill., and Belleville, Ill., and then returning to Hillsboro in 2007.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Belleville, Ill., and was a tax preparer and a Walmart greeter for many years.

She was born April 28, 1927, in Roseville, Mich., the daughter of Clarence Cecil and Beatrice Luora, nee Lang, Oakley. She married Andrew Marcolini on April 12, 1946, and they later divorced. She married Elmer Schommer in 1980, and he passed away in 2000.

Surviving are her children, Karen (Ron) Brookfield of San Diego, Beth Ann Paris (Jim Helton) of Morrisonville, and Randall C. (Patty) Marcolini of Rochester; two sisters, Francis Frost of Taylorville, Ill., and Ruth (Jim)Hefley of Hillsboro, Ill.; an aunt, Edna Lang of Hillsboro, Ill.; three grandsons, James Andrew (Yvette) Paris of Alton, Ill., Jacob Brookfield and Caleb Brookfield of San Diego; three great-grandsons, James William, Ben and Henry Paris all of Alton, Ill.; stepchildren, Helen (Mike) Kennedy of Taylorville, Ill., Shirley of Texas, and Robert Schommer of Taylorville, Ill., several step-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials in Katie's memory may be made to the Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center, Hillsboro, Ill. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 7, 2016
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