Clara and her husband Robert owned the IGA grocery store in New Baden, IL. She also worked for 23 years as a bookkeeper for Our Lady of the Snows Gift Shop. Clara loved her flowers, took pride in her lawn, and was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Faltus, whom she married on September 10, 1946, and who died on July 6, 1979; her parents, Joseph and Lena, nee Zogg, Schmisseur; her sister, Florence Schmisseur Lupo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry and Veronica Faltus, Elizabeth and Norbert Schwartz, Dolores and Cletus Schwartz, Francelia and Charles Schumacher, Marie and Norman Poirot, and Margaret Faltus.
Clara is survived by two daughters, Kathy (PJ) Wangler, and Roberta “Bert” (Keith) Scannell;
three granddaughters; Amanda Wangler, Emily (Bob) Brune, and Lauren (Erik) Huber;
three great-granddaughters, Avery and Camryn Brune, and Tess Huber; a brother-in-law, John Lupo; and nieces and nephews.
Clara’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their support during this last year.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. George’s Catholic Church, New Baden, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. George’s Catholic Church, New Baden, IL, with Fr. Eugene Neff and Msgr. William McGhee concelebrating.
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, New Baden, IL.