Gladys was a homemaker and formerly employed by Magna Bank. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church, New Athens, IL, and belonged to the Quilters Club at the church.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Eugene J. Reppell, whom she married on September 27, 1952, and who died on July 14, 2011; a son, Thomas P. Reppell; a daughter, Cheryl Brueggemann; a granddaughter, Kerri C. Brueggemann; her parents, James J. and Katherine, nee Westhoff, Schaeffer; her step-mother, Johanna Bauer-Schaeffer; two sisters, Thelma Hull and Kathleen Eisenbath; and three brothers, Richard L. Schaeffer, James Schaeffer, and Eugene Schaeffer.
Surviving are two sons, James (Michelle) E. Reppell of Edwardsville, IL, and his daughters, Katrina and Adriana Reppell;
and Daniel (Susie) Reppell of New Athens, IL, and their daughters, Nicki (Mike) Schilling and Alyssa (Andy) Mueller;
five great-grandchildren, Brayden, Bryce, Noah, and Maclane Schilling, and Saylor Mueller;
a son-in-law, Mike Brueggemann of Freeburg, IL;
two sisters, Marjorie Gentemann of O’Fallon, MO, and Alice (Donald) Forbeck of O’Fallon, MO;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to New Athens Home for the Aged. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.