OBITUARY

Kathleen Elizabeth Greiman

October 24, 1939June 1, 2018
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Kathleen Elizabeth Greiman, nee Helfrich, 78, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 24, 1939, in Smithton, Illinois, passed away, Friday, June 1, 2018 in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Mrs. Greiman taught happily and enthusiastically for over 41 years at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Belleville. She was the Math Team coach for 25 years and her teams won many trophies. She was also the first Metro-East teacher to initiate “Aero Space Weeks” for the whole school; which culminated with the 7th and 8th graders launching rockets. Several of the rockets decorated the telephone and electrical lines for several weeks. She was a dedicated member of the Philharmonic Chorale for several years and sang with the St. Mary’s choir for many years, as well.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrl H. Greiman; her son, Dr. Kent Michael Arnold, PharmD.; her parents, Rudolph and Ottilia, nee Reinhardt, Helfrich; two step-sons, Paul and Dale Greiman; her Godson and nephew, Aaron Helfrich; and a brother-in-law, Earl Jany.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving children, Glenn Arnold, of Columbia, Illinois and Lynn M. (Ray) Switzer, of Pompano Beach, Florida; her granddaughter, Lauren (Joe) Skortz; her step-children, Douglas (Sherry), Kay Marie, Neal, and David Greiman; her brother, Daniel (Karen) Helfrich, two sisters, Pat Noltkamper and Dianne Jany; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the St. Joseph Indian School, St. Mary Catholic Church, or the Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at St Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois with Father Christopher Anyanwu officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrl H. Greiman; her son, Dr. Kent Michael Arnold, PharmD.; her parents, Rudolph and Ottilia, nee Reinhardt, Helfrich; two step-sons, Paul and Dale Greiman; her Godson and nephew, Aaron Helfrich; and a brother-in-law, Earl Jany.

    Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving children, Glenn Arnold, of Columbia, Illinois and Lynn M. (Ray) Switzer, of Pompano Beach, Florida; her granddaughter, Lauren (Joe) Skortz; her step-children, Douglas (Sherry), Kay Marie, Neal, and David Greiman; her brother, Daniel (Karen) Helfrich, two sisters, Pat Noltkamper and Dianne Jany; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Biography

Kathleen Elizabeth Greiman, nee Helfrich, 78, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 24, 1939, in Smithton, Illinois, passed away, Friday, June 1, 2018 in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Mrs. Greiman taught happily and enthusiastically for over 41 years at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Belleville. She was the Math Team coach for 25 years and her teams won many trophies. She was also the first Metro-East teacher to initiate “Aero Space Weeks” for the whole school; which culminated with the 7th and 8th graders launching rockets. Several of the rockets decorated the telephone and electrical lines for several weeks. She was a dedicated member of the Philharmonic Chorale for several years and sang with the St. Mary’s choir for many years, as well.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrl H. Greiman; her son, Dr. Kent Michael Arnold, PharmD.; her parents, Rudolph and Ottilia, nee Reinhardt, Helfrich; two step-sons, Paul and Dale Greiman; her Godson and nephew, Aaron Helfrich; and a brother-in-law, Earl Jany.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving children, Glenn Arnold, of Columbia, Illinois and Lynn M. (Ray) Switzer, of Pompano Beach, Florida; her granddaughter, Lauren (Joe) Skortz; her step-children, Douglas (Sherry), Kay Marie, Neal, and David Greiman; her brother, Daniel (Karen) Helfrich, two sisters, Pat Noltkamper and Dianne Jany; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the St. Joseph Indian School, St. Mary Catholic Church, or the Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at St Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois with Father Christopher Anyanwu officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.