Susan E. Schlemer, age 62 of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 27, 2023, at HSHS Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Greenville First Christian Church with Darryl Bolen officiating. Visitation will be held at the church prior from 4:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Lemuel Rhodes Foundation. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Susan Elnora, the daughter of James W. and Gwendolyn Elnora (Pope) Hamel, was born October 30, 1961, in Vandalia, Illinois. She grew up in Greenville, attended the local schools and graduated from Greenville High school with the Class of 1980. Susan furthered her education and attended Greenville College and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
Susan and James Craig Schlemer were united in marriage on December 1, 1984. They have enjoyed 38 years of marriage. They are the parents of Amy Craig and husband Andrew of Greenville and Nicole Schauwecker and husband Brendan of Greenville.
Susan worked for many years in the Bond County School System, substitute teaching. She then did contract teaching for the Greenville Federal Correctional Institute. Susan had been working the past few years at Greenville Livestock. Her greatest love was her family and the grandchildren. Susan was a big St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, she loved going to the games or cheering at the television at home.
She also loved gardening, fishing, going on country cruises and listening to Elton John. Susan was so full of life, she always thought of others before she thought of herself.
Surviving is her husband, children, mother, siblings: Michael Hamel of Greenville, Randy Hamel of Greenville, and Debra Hamel of Marion. Loving grandmother to Korie, Kamrynn, and Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her father and brother-in-law George Murphy.
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