Celeste R. Lapworth
Celeste R. Lapworth, nee Zink, 90, of Belleville, IL, born December 31, 1917, in Belleville, IL, passed from this life Friday, February 8, 2008, in the arms of her daughter, Evelyn.
Mrs. Lapworth was a homemaker for 35 years. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Cox; her second husband, George Lapworth; her parents, Emil and Catherine, nee Kronenberger, Zink; three brothers, Elmer, Joseph, and Clarence Zink; and three sisters, Mildred "Dolly" Grant Rennecker, Hilda Rickert, and Anita Weyhaupt.
She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn (Jack) Lopinot of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Dawn Lopinot of St. Louis, MO,
and Doug Lopinot of Belleville, IL;
and a great-grandson, Codi Harris of Millstadt, IL.
Celeste's family would like to express sincere gratitude to her caregiver, Lila Frerichs, and to the staff at both Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center in Lebanon and Memorial Hospital in Belleville for their care of Celeste.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or in the form of Masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A prayer service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral procession will leave at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Von Deeke officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.