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Eva Affolter

Eva Dianne Affolter (Wills)

Friday, September 13th, 1940 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Eva Dianne Affolter nee Wills, 78, of Shiloh, IL, born September 13, 1940 in Romeo, MI, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 after fighting a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Eva was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and started her career as a middle school history teacher. She then went on to be a logistics supervisor at Scott Air Force Base until her retirement. She was an artist and loved painting, drawing, stained glass, ceramics, and being part of the Hearts and Hands Quilting Club. Eva and her husband of 59 years, Charles, enjoyed cruising and traveling the world to see other countries. One of the greatest joys of Eva’s life was being a grandmother to 5 and great-grandmother to 2.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Orval Kenneth Wills, Irene Wills, nee Tibbits, and step-mother, Stella Wills Schroudt, nee O’Rouke; siblings, William Wills, Ellen Wills, Allan Wills, and Sharon Mahn; and her beloved dog, Alberto “Birde”.

Eva is survived by her husband, Charles Affolter; daughters, Pollyanna (Terri Booth) Affolter of Inverness, FL, Dawn (Ron) France of Marine, IL, Shannon (Eric) Trentman of Freeburg, IL, and special daughter, Tammy (Tony) Young of Greenville, IL; siblings, Jill (Roy) Clark of Brown City, MI, Bonnie Pardon of Capac, MI, Carolyn Fischer of Sand Lake, MI, Susan (George) VanDenabeele of Milton, FL, Sandra (Lynn) DeMay of Milton, FL, and Danny (Cindy) Wills of Freeland, MI; grandchildren, Levi (Allie Young) Trentman, Garrett (Jodi Seger) Trentman, Lily Trentman, Dane Trentman, and Katie France; and great-grandchildren, Addilynn Trentman and Broty Johnson.

The family of Mrs. Affolter would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Mutch and his staff at the Washington University Gynecologic Oncology office and the ICU staff at Parkview Towers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Memorials may be made to Washington University Gynecologic Oncology at Gyn Oncology, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108 or Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be Monday, August 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Funeral Service will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Smith officiating.

Interment will follow with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Sheridan Road
    St. Louis, Missouri 63125
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Patricia Bryant

Posted at 12:04am
Eva was a special friend to our family and will forever hold a special place in our heart. We have many fun memories. She will be greatly missed. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will comfort you at this time.
Love,
Pat and Larry Bryant
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Kristine Gomric Cox

Posted at 09:48pm
Eva will always have a special place in my heart. So many memories growing up with Shannon, Dawn and PA. All of you are in my prayers. My live and condolences.
Love you guys
Kristine (Gomric)Cox
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Tony, Tammy, Allison, Levi, Ashley and Eric and Ki

Posted at 05:11pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Vicki Evans

Posted at 06:11pm
Dawn, I don't know if you remember me from OTHS but we were pretty close friends (I called you "Dawnald"!). I just saw that you mom passed and I want to pass along my condolences to you and your family. Best wishes that the many happy memories you have of your mom can, over time, help remove the sting of her passing. I hope you are able to celebrate her life in a way that would make her happy.

Your Friend,
Vicki (Schmidt) Evans
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Gene Wiggins

Posted at 11:59am
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

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