We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Clara Ione Howie-Bremer

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 for 86 year old Clara Ione Howie-Bremer of Steeleville, IL, formerly of Chester, IL, who died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her home in Steeleville, IL.

Clara was born April 15, 1928 in Rockwood, IL, the daughter of John and Sadie (Harmon) Shemonic. She married O.G. Howie on June 26, 1948 in Chester, IL and he preceded her in death on February 11, 1964. She then married Clinton Bremer on July 14, 1990 in Chester, IL and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2012.

Survivors include two children, Michael Howie of Rochester, IL and Ronda Hernandez of Altadena, CA. Two siblings, Elmer Shemonic and Roger Shemonic both of Steeleville, IL. Six step-children, Janice Bald of Freeburg, IL, David Bremer of Arcadia, FL, Stephen Bremer of Sparta, IL, Christine Caby of Red Bud, IL, Robert Bremer of St. Louis, MO and Donald Bremer of Red Bud, IL. 13 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm Sunday, January 18, 2015 and after 7:30am Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 86 year old Clara Ione Howie-Bremer will be held at 10am Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Carla Rush officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Peace Lutheran Church in Chester, IL.