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SS Peter and Paul Church
Friday January 6th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Saturday January 7th, 2017

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Imogene V. "Jean" Ries

Imogene V. "Jean" Ries, nee Schmitz, 81, of Waterloo, IL, died January 3, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. She was born March 9, 1935, in Valmeyer, IL.

    She is survived by her children Bret (Tami) Ries, Brenda (Bill) Lanman, Barbara (Bryan) Garcia, Beverly (Kevin) Layton, & Bonnie Ries (Robert Haudrich); grandchildren Jeffrey Ries, Amanda (Quinn) Huber, Rebecca Ries, Jamie Lanman, Rachel (fiancé Travis Bricker) Layton, & Elizabeth (Terry Bradford) Layton; great-grandchildren Braelynn Bradford, Wyatt & Eli Bricker, & Alexis Huber.

    She is preceded in death by husband Harold E. Ries and parents Albert & Edna (nee Wild) Schmitz.

    Imogene married Harold September 23, 1956 in Valmeyer, IL. She was a member of St. Paul UCC, played bunco, and was a card club member for 50+ years. Her hobbies were family, genealogy, and visiting friends & family - she was the heart of the family. Forever "mean and ornery."

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
St. Paul UCC - Waterloo

    4 PM to 8 PM Friday, January 6, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Saturday St. Paul United Church of Christ

    10 AM Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
        Pastor Merlyn Lawrence officiating
    Interment at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer, IL

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Please accept my condolences. "Ike" was a classmate of the class of 53 VCHS. Always glad to see her at the class reunions, the last I saw was this past Sep at AnnBriars. Always enjoyed visiting with her over the years. Her joy will be missed at the reunions.

Jim Stumpf Panama City FL Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

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She was a very special lady. Our prayers are with you all in this time of your loss! Tami Ries's Kitson family

Expression of Sympathy Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

I am so saddened at the passing of an absolutely wonderful woman. But I am pleased that I was able to get to know Imogene within the last 5 years because of a shared interest in the Gummersheimer family genealogy. And who better to help me get the ball rolling for a Gummersheimer family reunion. What a positive-thinking, fun-loving person. Even more than that, what a caring, helpful person. My family has been forever grateful to Imogene for all of the times she helped our mother, Ida Stemler. (I can just see the two of them getting together again now.) If the world had more people like Imogene Ries, it would certainly be a better world. She will be missed by many, but especially the family she cared so much about. God be with you all. Carol

Carol (Stemler) Johnson Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM

Bonnie. Your mom has lived a full life & is needed in Heaven. We give you our sincerest condolences & hope that your heart heals in the days and months ahead. So sorry ....

Michael & Barbara Shackelford Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM

My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Michelle Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dan and I were very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Sending prayers your way.

Dan Anita Miller Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM

Bonnie - my sympathy to you in your loss. Keep those wonderful memories close in your heart.

Bonnie Hoffman Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM

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With deepest sympathies. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Deb & Dave Wieseman Lois Anderson

Expression of Sympathy Jan 4 2017 12:00 AM

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