---- — Shirley L. Reinhardt, age 78, of Mt. Vernon and a former resident of Vienna, passed away 5:05 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Mt. Vernon.
Shirley was born on June 13, 1935, in Metropolis, a daughter of Andrew and Helen (Bremer) Rixie. She married Robert “Bob” Ernest Reinhardt April 15, 1953, in Picket, Ark. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2011.
Shirley was a professed Christian. She was a member Beggs-Gurley VFW Post 5222 Vienna and Illinois Ladies Auxiliary. She was a homemaker.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Debbie and husband Jeff Stewart of Mt. Vernon; son, Bill Reinhardt and wife Ysabel of Boca Raton, Fla.; five grandchildren, Nick Reinhardt, Neal Reinhardt, Jordan Thompson, Lisa and husband Jeff Bickel and Kyle Stewart; and also six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert “Bob” Ernest Reinhardt .
Graveside funeral services for Shirley L. Reinhardt will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Metropolis with Chaplain Jeff Stewart officiating.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call 246-0100 or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome for further information.