Celestine E. Niebur, age 78, of Breese, passed away Monday, January 26, at Golfside Center for Hospice in New Port Riche, Florida. A memorial Mass for 78 year-old Celestine E. Niebur will be Saturday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m., in St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. A private family burial will follow in St. Dominic / St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Saturday, February 14, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Academy. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Niebur was born April 6, 1936 in Breese, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Maue) Niebur; they preceded her in death.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Althea Niebur; a brother and his wife, Clarence and Marie Niebur.
Surviving are brothers, Cletus Niebur and wife Florence of Beaverton, OR and Stanley Niebur and wife Jane, formerly of Breese now living in Trinity, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Stine received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She taught at St. Dominic School and later All Saints Academy in Breese, retiring in 1999 after 44 years of devoting her life to Catholic education; and most recently worked at the CC Food Mart in Breese.
She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.
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Breese, IL 62230