Orena "Renee" Schneider, nee Barttelbort, 94, born March 31, 1922 in Shiloh Valley Township, Ill., passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Ill., with her family by her side.
Renee was co-owner of Vern Schneider's Market in Shiloh for 26 and a half years. She worked as a chairman of the Mother's March of Dimes for 23 years in Shiloh. She was the first den mother of Cub Scout Pack 40 in Shiloh, past secretary of Shiloh Improvement Association, past vice-president of Shiloh Senior Citizens A.A.R.P., and a member of the Saturday Night Poker Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon G. Schneider, whom she married on Nov. 2, 1941 and passed away March 30, 1991; her parents, Henry and Rose, nee Mueller, Barttelbort; five brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren, Terry Schneider Jr., and Keith Allen Croffoot.
Survived and missed by her four children, Terry (Barb) Schneider of O'Fallon, Ill.; Connie (Tim) Rehg Sr., of Belleville, Ill., Lana (Tom) Munie of Shiloh, Ill., and Tracy (Keith) Croffoot of Belleville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Todd (Theresa) Rehg, Marc (Beth) Rehg, Tim (Michelle) Rehg Jr., Lynae (Jason) Vahle, Erik (Jessica) Schneider, Tara (Vince) Ojeda, Tina (Scott) Markovich, and Clay Croffoot; eighteen great-grandchildren, Cody Ojeda, Bryce Ojeda, Lainey Ojeda, Alex Ojeda, Kate Ojeda, Jacob Vahle, Jack Vahle, Kierstin Vahle, Garrison Schneider, Alyssa Schneider, Brian Rehg, Jared Rehg, Kylie Rehg, Myah Markovich, Brooke Markovich, Adison Markovich, Olivia Rehg, and Alexis Rehg ; a sister-in-law, Genell Jefferson of O'Fallon, Ill.; many nieces, nephews and friends, especially her very special friend and roommate at Rosewood Care Center, Marcella "Sally" Alesaski.
"A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone's friend. In our hearts, a memory will always be kept of one we loved and will never forget."
Memorial donations are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Memories and expressions of condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles West officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill., at a later date.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2016