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June 11, 1934 - March 13, 2019

R. DeETTA KROENLEIN 84, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 1:29 A.M., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at her daughter's residence in rural Effingham, Illinois. She was born June 11, 1934, in Douglas County, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard E. and Gladys Irene (Clark) Weber. De Etta married James Zike, November, 1951, he passed away March 10, 1957, she later married Donald Reed, Mr. Reed passed away October 7, 1977, later she married Kenneth E. "Skinner" Kroenlein December 1, 1979 in Mattoon, Illinois, Skinner passed away April 17, 2003. De Etta worked at Central National Bank of Mattoon, Illinois for over thirty years and for Comer Nissan / K.C. Summers in Mattoon, Illinois. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Lodge both of Mattoon, Illinois. De Etta leaves her daughters, Susie Bowlin (Richard) of Effingham, Illinois and Linda Gamble (Scott) of Mahomet, Illinois; step-son, Gary Kroenlein (Hazel) of Mattoon, Illinois; three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by, her parents, three husbands James Zike, Donald Reed and Kenneth Kroenlein; three brothers, Darrell, Jim and Claude Weber and one step daughter, Sandra K. Hopper.
In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A celebration of De Etta's life will be held at 10:00 AM in the First Baptist Church of Mattoon, Illinois Saturday, March 16, 2019 with Pastor Dennis Strawn officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday March 15, 2019 in the Church.
The Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, Illinois are assisting the family with arrangements.

online condolences may be expressed at www.swengel-odell.com
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Friday March 15, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

First Baptist Church

1804 South 9th Street, Mattoon, IL, USA

Celebration of life

Saturday March 16, 2019

10:00 AM

First Baptist Church

1804 South 9th Street, Mattoon, IL, USA


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Donna Wilson
Mar 14, 2019
I met DeEtta working with her. We became good friends instantly. She always came to work with a smile and a funny story. DeEtta had quite a few funny stories. I will miss DeEtta and our phone calls. Good bye dear sweet friend.