Stella was a life member of the Belleville / Swansea Moose Club 1221, a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and Ladies of the South Side Club. She served as a leader of the girl scouts at the Humboldt and Union Schools. She was a retired beautician.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Norman J. Schnipper, whom she married on January 20, 1957, and who died on September 4, 2008; her parents John and Flora, nee Smart, Ettling; two sisters, Delores Payor and Thelma Weidler, and a grandson, Joshua Small.
Surviving are two daughters, Kay (Scott) Small and Vicki (Corky) Helms;
five grandchildren, Taylor (Todd) Kramer, Robbie Small, Sheri (Brent) Babb, Steve (Carol) Helms, and Rick (Laura) Helms;
and four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Trinity Kramer, and Wilson and Adam Babb.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Jon Tinge officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.