Eulalia Pearl Kohlenberger, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, July 27 at Garden View Care Center in Valley Park, Missouri. She is the mother of Sue Stone of Greenville. Funeral services for 90 year-old Eulalia Pearl Kohlenberger will be Saturday, August 2, at 11:30 a.m., at the Creason Funeral Home in Millstadt, IL. Burial will be in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hoyleton Ministries in Hoyleton, IL.
Eulalia, the daughter of Edward and Adela Schifferdecker, nee Ballheimer, was born September 6, 1923, in Perry County, Illinois. Eulalia was to fondly remember growing up on a farm in rural Perry County. Then she met the love of her life, Harvey Kohlenberger, whom she married on November 28, 1942. She and Harvey were to spend their entire married life in Millstadt, Illinois. After Harvey’s death in 1996, Eulalia moved to Greenville, Illinois.
A caring homemaker throughout her adult life, Eulalia was skilled with hand work, and was occasionally employed as a seamstress and as an in-home care provider. She was a natural musician, playing accordion with her siblings in her youth and singing in church choirs. She enjoyed needle crafts, sewing extensively for her family and others, making fully by hand many quilts, and creating various artistic works, including floral arrangements. Eulalia volunteered for her children’s scouting, school, and church endeavors, including service as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Millstadt Women’s Club, Golden Age Club, and Millstadt Senior Nutrition Center. Eulalia was an avid baker at Christmas, and took delight in being known as “the cookie lady” in her neighborhood.
Surviving are four daughters Dolores Dee (Richard) Hoffman, of Stuart, Fl, Vicki (Frank) Fox of St. Petersburg, Fl. Marsha (James) Clark of Des Peres, Mo. and Sue (Jeffrey) Stone of Greenville, IL.; five grandchildren, Lori (Mark Blas) Anderson of Pembroke Pines, Fl. Leesa (Thomas) Gannon of Stuart, Fl. Seth (Kerry) Rogier of Arlington, Va., Kyle Rogier of San Antonio, Tx, and Nori Stone of Columbia, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Aron Davis, Kurt Davis, Thomas Gannon, and Christeen Gannon; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eulalia was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet (Alvin) Hacker, and a brother, Floyd (Viola) Schifferdecker.