Rose Mary White, nee Schmittling, 91, of O'Fallon, Ill., born July 25, 1924, in New Athens, Ill., passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Ill.
Rose was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Belleville, Ill. She was a huge sports fan supporting the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Blues. Coming from a large family, Rose enjoyed spending time with her extended family, going to garage and yard sales and playing cards. Rose had a wonderful sense of humor with great wit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. White; her parents, Frank and Magdalena, nee Reisbich, Schmittling; sisters, Marie (Frank) Sowinski, Helen Schmittling, Irene (Roy) Weber, Francis (Joseph) Karfs, and Dorothy Schmittling; and brothers, Charles Schmittling, and Kenneth Schmittling.
Rose is survived by her children, Linda (Don) Nattier of O'Fallon, Ill., and Wendy (Jim) Siegel of Alpharetta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Sean (Amber) Nattier, Brigette Siegel, Blake Siegel, and a great-grandchild, Austin Nattier; a sister, Rita (Moe) Frech, sisters-in-law, Delrose Schmittling, Marion Schmittling, and Margaret (George) Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois at hospice.org. Condolences and Tributes may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, O'Fallon, Ill., with Pastor John Tinge officiating. Burial will follow at O'Fallon City Cemetery.
SCHILDKNECHT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 8, 2016