Arlene Emmons

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Arlene Emmons, nee Wellinghoff, 78, of Belleville, IL, born September 5, 1939, in Albers, IL, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Emmons worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the Housekeeping / Laundry Department before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Emmons; her parents, Aloys and Verena, nee Schmit, Wellinghoff; and three brothers, Ralph, Allen, and Clifford Wellinghoff.

Surviving are her son, Gary (Lisa) Emmons; two grandchildren, Alex Emmons and Kelsey Emmons; a brother, Lester Wellinghoff; and a sister, Ruth Woolcutt;

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at a later date.


5 Comments on Arlene Emmons

Michelle said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2018 at 10:12 PM

I can not remember a day when Arlene was not smiling. Plus she always knew where to find the stuff I would be interested in at a cheap price. I am sorry for your lost. But happy she is in a better place than we are. Sincerely Michelle

  • Belleville
  • IL
Julie Bonn-Wind said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Gary, Ruthie and family: Even though it has been years since I've seen Arlene, her jovial personality holds a special spot in my heart. On behalf of the family of the late Hap and Shirley Bonn, I extend our condolences and pray for God's comfort.

  • New Carlisle
  • IN
Stacy Syers said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Gary, Lester, Ruthie and family: I am sorry to hear that Arlene passed away. So young and so full of life. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all!

  • West Frankfort
  • IL
Monica said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Gary, Lisa, Alex and Kelsey- We are so sorry to hear about Arlene passing. She was the best neighbor lady ever. We all had such a great childhood growing up on Bier Street, and she was such a big part of it.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Melissa Schwalenberg said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Gary, Lisa, Alex, and Kelsey, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Geoff and Melissa Schwalenberg

  • Belleville
  • IL

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