We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Viola "Shorty" Rathert

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 for 91 year old Viola "Shorty" Rathert of Chester, IL who died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.

Viola was born October 13, 1922 in Campbell Hill, the daughter of George and Bertha (Stegmann) Westerman. She married Herbert Rathert on July 9, 1976 in Wine Hill, IL and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1991.

Survivors include one stepson, Jeff Rathert of Percy, IL. One stepdaughter, Brenda Blair of Powhatan, VA. Three step grandchildren, nine step great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and from 7:30am until 9am Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Wilsonís Funeral Home in Steeleville, IL. Visitation will continue from 10am to 11am Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, IL.

A funeral service for Viola Rathert will be held at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, IL with Rev. Tim Zechiel officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Roof Fund of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, IL.