L. Scheffel


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Carrollton Presbyterian Church
431 6th St.
Carrollton, Illinois, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Monday, January 15, 2018
Carrollton Presbyterian Church
431 6th St.
Carrollton, Illinois, United States

Burial Service

11:05 am - 11:15 am
Monday, January 15, 2018
Carrollton City Cemetery
9th St. and Cemetery Road
Carrollton, Illinois, United States

Obituary of L. Scheffel


L. Louise ("Weezie") Scheffel was united with her heavenly family on Thursday,
January 11, 2018
, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born Loretta Louise Gillingham on March 2, 1922, Louise was the fifth of eleven
children born to John and Lora (Wood)
Gillingham. As a youngster, Louise could
out-run, out-throw, and out-tackle any boy in the "west end of town." She lived
to play ball with her brothers, and as an adolescent, she played on a girls'
traveling ball team.

On April 5, 1941, Louise married John Scheffel, who preceded her in death on
August 22, 1994. To this union was born John (Linda) Scheffel, Jr. , Barbara
(Charles, deceased) Anderson, and Susan (Kim) Postlewait. She was a stay-at-
home mom while her children were small, then later worked at Geers Department
Store and
Boyd Memorial Hospital.

At the age of 92, Louise published a book entitled, With God's Help We Made It, a
collection of her memories of growing up during the Great Depression in a family
of 11 children. In March of
2015, she was recognized by Senator Sam McCann on
the floor of the Illinois Senate as an
Illinois author. This was a moment she

Louise was the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, although
she also attended the
Methodist Church, which recognized her as "Methodist
Woman of the Year" due to her service to the church. She was jokingly referred
to as a "Methoterian."

She was a fantastic cook, with her specialties being pumpkin pie, homemade
noodles, and wacky cake. She was also a very talented seamstress making
numerous dresses, outfits, costumes, and whatever else needed made. Weezie
was a very down-to-earth person who loved her family and loved helping anyone
who needed her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by son-in-
law, Charles Anderson, grandson, Charles Anderson, Jr., brothers Willis, Harry,
and John Gillingham, and sisters Lillian Helderman, Mary Chapman, Betty Gerson,
and Neoma Schmidt.

Surviving in addition to her children are grandchildren, Tom Anderson of
Springfield, Lisa (Ed) Davenport of Carlinville, Karen (Stanley) Weimer of
Winchester, Heidi «Brian) McDonald of Dow, Erin Settles, Sarah Wagoner of
Carrollton, Elizabeth (Jacob) Warford, of Jerseyville, Robin (Jason) Hasty of Peoria
Heights, and "adopted grandchildren" Eric, James, and Ryker of Springfield, as
well as numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings
Neal Gillingham and Darlene Carmean of
Carrollton and JoAnn Roth of Jerseyville
as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3-7 Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 at the Carrollton Presbyterian Church with funeral services Monday Jan. 15 at 10 A.M. at the church.  Burial will be in Carrollton City Cemetery.  Memorials may be to the Carrollton Presbyterian Church or the Carrollton Methodist Church or BJC Hopice .  Condolences may be left online at: www.airsman-hires.com.


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