Mrs. Shanks worked as a sales associate at Dillard’s Department Store in Fairview Heights, IL, before her retirement. She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL. She was an avid bowler and was also a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens Club.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband Clyde S. Shanks; her parents, Joseph and Frances, nee Feichtinger, Schutzenhofer; three brothers, Albert, John, and Herman Schutzenhofer; a sister, Frances Travis; and a niece, Carol Russell.
Surviving are two nieces and a nephew, Sharon (Harlon) Swearengin of Freeburg, IL, and Norma Mcaleenan of Millstadt, IL;
great-nieces and great-nephews;
and two dear friends and neighbors, Phil and Craig.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Stanley Konieczny officiating.
Burial will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.