April 5, 1925September 19, 2012

Jean Schnipper, 87, of Belleville, IL, born April 5, 1925 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Swansea Care Center.

Jean was a member of First Christian Church and the Cornerstone Christian Church. She worked at Travelers Insurance for 36 years as a bookkeeper. Jean was the youngest and feistiest of 7 children who delighted in tormenting her brothers, and on occasion her sisters. Most importantly, she was a loving caregiver to her mother and both sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Valentine and Alta, nee Bruce, Schnipper; a sister, Marguerite Hayes; 2 brothers, Carlos and Warren Schnipper; an infant sister and brother; 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth and Marjorie Schnipper; and 2 brothers-in-law, Harold Hayes and Ivan Homan.

Surviving Jean is a sister, Eloise Homan; nephews and nieces, Jim & (Nickie) Schnipper, Robert and (Marsha) Schnipper, Don and (Jan) Schnipper, Pennee and (Roy) Merrill, and Gail (John) Long; as well as great nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Miss Schnipper’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 4 till 8 p.m. at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Adkins officiating. Interment will be in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville.


  • Visitation Friday, September 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 22, 2012

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