Mrs. Heublein retired as an administrative assistant from the Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she had worked for 41 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, the Belleville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Beta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was a former board member of the St. Louis Jazz Club. Lois was active in other organizations in the Belleville area, including the Bellecomers Bridge Club, the St. Clair County Genealogical Society, St. Paul’s Line Dancers, Friends of the Public Library, the 600 Club of the Belleville Bowling Association, and AARP.
After she retired in 1984, Lois and her husband travelled extensively, including several trips to Europe, to New Zealand, and to England where they visited with relatives. They also traveled all over the United States.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 ½ years, Samuel L. Heublein, whom she married on October 8, 1947, and who died on March 26, 1996; her parents, Lieu Tingle Asbury and Margaret Ann, nee Glaeser, Asbury; her brother, Charles R. Asbury Sr.; and a nephew, James R. Schneider.
Surviving are her sister-in-law, Carol Asbury of Belleville, IL;
six nieces and nephews, Kathleen (Carl) Hays of Sioux City, IA,
Charles “Rusty” (Pam) Asbury of Belleville, IL,
Michael Asbury of St. Louis, MO,
Karen (Greg) Rakers of Millstadt, IL,
David Asbury of Belleville, IL,
and Dr. Kathy (Thomas) Cynor of Woodstock, IL;
13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Toby, Liesl, Laura, Becky, Danny,
Kendra, Kole, Kaleb, Caitlin, Alyssa, Trevor, Quinton, and Charlotte;
and her dear friend and companion, Harry Oppermann.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at the funeral home with Rev. Drew Kramer officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL. An Irish wake will follow. Details to be provided at the burial.
My mother Eleanor Hess Krummrich started kindergarten with Lois and our families were close friends. Lois and Sam taught all of us to water ski and our parents socialized much. Camping, skiing, picnicking and Christmas eve parties were a memorable part of childhood. Lois and Sam were Godparents to my sister and me and sort of like second parents. Lois lived a full and happy life. I thank the Lord for all my memories of her and Sam and Harry these last many years. I know you miss her too Harry. Hang in there. God bless; Jerry
Jerry Krummrich, Lake City , Florida, 32024