Helen Schneider

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Helen Olivia Schneider, nee Hentzel, 101, of Mascoutah, IL, formerly of Smithton, IL, born January 15, 1921, in New Athens, IL, died Monday, October 17, 2022, at The Assisted Living at Silver Creek, Mascoutah, IL.

Mrs. Schneider was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid quilter and loved to sew for her granddaughters.  Helen was proud of her garden of fruit, vegetables, and flowers which she shared generously. John and Helen enjoyed weekend dances well into their 90’s.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John E. Schneider, whom she married on January 17, 1948, and who died on April 15, 2014; two sons, Dean Schneider and Dave Schneider; her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth, nee Reinhardt, Hentzel; two brothers, Herbert and Wilmer Hentzel; and a sister, Martha Hanft.

Surviving are two sons, Ernst (Susan) Schneider of The Villages, FL, and John (Kathryn) Schneider of Mascoutah, IL; two granddaughters, Carolyn (Kris) Fischer and Emily (Melvin) Banks; 5 great-grandchildren, Leyla and Kaiden Fischer, Jethro, Rex and Beatrice Banks; a sister, Delores Mueller of New Athens, IL; a daughter-in-law, Laura Schneider of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Schneider Family Cemetery, c/o Phyllis Eggemeyer, 718 Illinois Avenue, Waterloo, IL 62298.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

According to Helen’s wishes, her remains were donated to Washington University School of Medicine.



4 Comments on Helen Schneider

Diane Boschert said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 12:37 PM

My Aunt Helen was an amazing woman❤️She was always busy in her garden, sewing, quilting, loved to dance, and family time. She will be remembered as a kind helpful woman by many!❤️

  • New Athens
  • IL
LuAnn Orlet said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2022 at 9:33 AM

Big thank you to the staff at Silver Creek Assisted Living in Mascoutah and Freeburg Assisted Living for all the years you helped care for her!!

  • Hecker
  • IL
LuAnn Orlet said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2022 at 8:33 AM

Aunt Helen was a sweet good hearted person . . . she will be missed. She is up in heaven with her Mom, Dad, brothers and sister. We will always cherish the memories with her.

  • Hecker
  • IL
Emily Minder said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2022 at 6:25 AM

I enjoyned every minute i had taking care of you at silver creek. You were the sweetest lady. You are dancing with the angels in heaven. Love you helen!

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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