OBITUARY

Collene Rebecca Schwoebel

6 July, 195620 July, 2020

Collene Rebecca (Becky) Schwoebel, 64, of Belleville, IL, passed away in St. Louis, Mo on July 20, 2020. Becky was born in Collinsville to Richard and Shirley (Bales) Matt on July 6th, 1956. She married the love of her life, Donald Schwoebel, on August 8th, 1990 in Belleville Illinois. Becky retired from the United States Postal Service, and was a retired massage therapist. She was a proud member and former president of IL Chapter 8 AMTA. She will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. Becky is proceeded in death by her mother, Shirley (Bales) Matt. Becky is survived by her husband, Donald Schwoebel; daughter, Stephanie (Frank) Leiber; sister, Jennifer Rodriquez; father, Richard Matt; nephew, Paul Rodriquez; beloved grandson, Grayson Leiber; 13 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren. Memorials in Becky’s honor may be given to the Parent Teacher Organization for Exceptional Children (PTOEC) and the American Liver Foundation. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com. The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at both Memorial of Belleville and Barnes Jewish for their commitment and exceptional care. Visitation: A visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24th, 2020 at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 23 July , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 24 July , 2020

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SHEILA CALVERT

24 July 2020

BECKY WAS MY PERSONAL SECRETARY FOR THE EAST ST. LOUIS POST OFFICE . AS POSTMASTER WE HAD SEVERAL OFFICES! BECKY WAS OUTSANDING, KIND AND MADE SURE WHILE I HAD TO TRAVEL TO OTHER OFFICES, EVERY THING WAS HANDELED PROPERLY! THERE WERE TIMES WE HAD TO GO TO OTHER MEETINGS BUT SHE FINISED HER WORK AND MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS FINISHED ON TIME. SHE WAS A FRIEND AND KNEW HOW TO WORK WITH OUR TEAM OF SUPERVISORS TO MAKE SURE WE REMAIN #1 . MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCE FOR HER FAMILY, SHE WILL BE MISSED BUT SHE IS WITH HER HEAVENLY FATHER AND AT REST. LOVE YOU, BECKY REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND, AND ANGEL MS C. FORMER POSTMASTER EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS LOVE, SHEILA AND LYNN CALVERT












Diane Yates

24 July 2020

Becky was a true and funny friend to work with. You will be truly missed.

Robin Doerr

24 July 2020

Like many I knew Becky through her work with AMTA. Becky was part of a lot of turbulent transitions with massage therapy for me and yet when I saw her at a convention several years later she was just as warm as ever and wanted to catch up as if I had not been away. That's how she was. She helped me out of a few sticky situations while she was President of IL Chapter. She loved massage therapy and always wanted to contribute. May the family be comforted by warm memories of her sweet personality and know how many people she touched in this life. For me that equals real success.

Steve Albertson

24 July 2020

I had the privilege of working closely with Becky as we volunteered with the American Massage Therapy Association. Becky was a true advocate for the massage therapy profession. Her dedicated spirit meant that she was always there for you even if it meant significant self-sacrifice for her. I treasure the fact that I knew her not only as a trusted colleague but also as a dear friend. We laughed, we worried, we overcame and in the process, we kicked some butt. Dang, I miss her. Godspeed Ms Becky.

Cindy Spake

23 July 2020

Recognizable leadership was easy with Becky. She drew me in to peer huddles and saved a place for me at her table during meetings. She included and acknowledged me from the beginning of my volunteer time with AMTA-IL. When someone dies, those final conversations and interactions take on new meaning. We hold these moments tight with gratitude. I received a text from Becky on June 7th and the area code of 618 was as recognizable as her leadership, her kindness, her humor, her “salt of the earth” approachable presence, and her mentorship. She was a phone call away for me since 2011. She always took my call and I will miss that most. She was a gift handed to me through volunteerism and a reminder that volunteering gives back to an individual two fold through meeting people like Becky. Rest easy friend, Cindy

Ron Click

23 July 2020

I worked with Becky in East St. Louis Post Office. Always enjoyed working with her, she helped me keep my sanity at the place. Always enjoyed being around her. Sorry for your loss.

Ivan Thompson

23 July 2020

I was honored to meet Colleen at National convention, I was very impressed with her love and care that she showed to everyone around her, was a beautiful woman and a good massage therapist leader she will be truely missed as a friend. My deepest condolences for her and her family during this sad time.

Lillie Vaughn

23 July 2020

Becky had a beautiful smile. A joy to work with at East St. Louis post Office. Praying for the family.


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Lisa Santoro

22 July 2020

Becky was such a bright star in the massage field.she was known for her intelligence and great sense of humor. She will be so missed.

Lee Stang

22 July 2020

It was a pleasure getting to know Becky as part of our AMTA massage family. Serving with her on the Governance committee allowed me to experience her keen wit and sense of humor as well as her passion and dedication for the massage community and profession. She will be missed and I am sure that her memory will remain lively in the hearts of all that new her.
Wishing the family peace in the days ahead.

Lee

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