Barbara Emig

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Barbara Ann Emig, nee Janiszak, 72, of O’Fallon, IL, born March 16, 1945, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Mercy Healthcare and Rehab, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Emig retired from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, after 31 years as a patient accounts clerk.  Barbara was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, and belonged to the St. Ann’s Sodality.

She was preceded in death by her, parents, Clarence and Virginia, nee Helfrich, Janiszak; her step-father, Steve Jansak; a brother, Clarence Janiszak, Jr; and a nephew, David Janiszak.

Surviving are three sons, Kent S. (Lee Anne) Emig of Shiloh, IL, Kevin E. (April) Emig of O’Fallon, IL, Jeffery T. (Christy) Emig of Millstadt, IL;
six granddaughters, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Kristen, Mallory, Madison, and Claire Emig;
a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne;
a brother, Mark Janiszak of Fairview Heights, IL;
two sisters, Yvonne (Bud) Lopinot of DeSoto, MO, and Janet (Charles) Smith of Springfield, MO;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, or to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, January 4, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, January 4, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Nick Junker officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


8 Comments on Barbara Emig

John and Linda Fritsche said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2018 at 5:22 AM

To the family of Barb, We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Barb was always friendly and kind when we saw her, even though it was not often. She'd always wave when we saw each other working at St. Elizabeth 's Hospital. Loss is always difficult, take care.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Pat Helfrich Noltkamper said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2018 at 4:38 AM

So sorry for the loss of Barbara. At times, we bummed around together as teenagers. I'm sure she will be sadly missed by her wonderful family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jared Green, Jay and Nancy Green said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 7:30 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  • Fair Grove
  • MO
Dina Wallace said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 3:08 PM

So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was such a sweet lady - I enjoyed working with her at St. Elizabeth's. Prayers for your family.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Roger, Cathy, Matt Marach said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 2:43 PM

We (Roger, Matt, and I) are so saddened for the loss of your mother and sister. I have so many good memories of Barb as my older cousin. The birthday parties, Christmas, and all major holidays were always a lot of fun. Barb always had a smile and was a very happy person and fun to be around. We wish we could be present at the funeral but distance and time prevent that from happening. Just know that Barb will always be remembered in our hearts and in our prayers for time to come.

  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
Gail and Rich Eschman said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 10:39 AM

So so sorry for the loss. Prayers to the family. May you find peace in your hearts.

  • Sharpsburg
  • GA
Jane and Ginni K Emig said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 5:16 AM

Kent, Kevin, Jeff and families Thoughts and prayers in the loss of you mom.

  • Venice
  • FL
Sandy & Amy Sommerfield said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2018 at 11:00 PM

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/grandmother. Please know you are thought about. Prayers for the family.

  • Belleville
  • Ilinois

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