Catherine "Jane" Tumbarello

February 21, 1932June 4, 2018

Catherine “Jane” Tumbarello (nee: Schmuke), of Hazelwood, MO, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the age of 86.

Jane was born on February 21, 1932, in St. Louis, to the late Herman and Josephine Schmuke (nee: Mueller). She was the devoted wife of nearly 69 years to John Tumbarello; loving mother of the late Sharon Lee Harris and the late Lawrence John Tumbarello; cherished grandmother of Michael Wayne Brown, Christopher Scott Brown, and the late John Travis Brown; treasured great grandmother of Shayna Mae Brown and great great grandmother of Shawn Brown; and dear sister of the late Herbert (Gloria) Schmuke. Jane is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Jane was a dedicated wife and mother who enjoyed every moment spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also loved to create beautiful ceramics, go bowling, and create useful items by crocheting/knitting. Jane truly loved her husband, John, and the time that they shared, especially when that time was spent in Las Vegas. She will be remembered as a sweet, kind, and caring woman who never spoke an unkind word. Jane will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made in Jane’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Burial Friday, June 8, 2018

Catherine "Jane" Tumbarello

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ron & Nancy Luecker

June 7, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Nancy Luecker, friends of the Varbles.