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Helen Rhein

Helen Marian Rhein, nee Mitchell, 92, of Belleville, IL, born September 9, 1924, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Charles Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Mrs. Rhein previously worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL and belonged to the Women’s Day Fellowship at the church.  She was active with the Kinder Cottage in East St. Louis and a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
                                        
Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Leon B. Rhein, whom she married on August 18, 1949, and who died on February 3, 2008; her parents, Charles A. and Martha, nee Lewis, Mitchell; four sisters, Margaret Harper, Ann Fellner, Eleanor Schmitt, Betty Macke; a brother, Charles Mitchell; and one nephew.

Surviving are her son, Leon Kip Rhein;
two grandchildren, Lauren Rhein and Lindsay Rhein.
a sister, Peggy Funsch;
and nieces and nephews.

Special thanks are extended to the staff of Charles Gardens, and especially Angie Fry, for the kindness shown to Helen.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Building Fund.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  

Private family burial will be at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Condolences Left For Helen Rhein

    I sat at Helen's table for the last two years. She was the unacknowledged ruler of the table. One of the first things she told me was "the table's for eating, not conversation". You could have talk until the food came, but then you ate. All in all, it was a delight sharing her table these last two years.

    Gary L Simpson, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208


    I sat at Helen's table for the last two years. She was the unacknowledged ruler of the table. One of the first things she told me was "the table's for eating, not conversation". You could have talk until the food came, but then you ate. All in all, it was a delight sharing her table these last two years.

    Gary L Simpson, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208


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