Coleen Marie Ishmael, 48, of Petersburg died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones, at 8:12 pm Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was born on May 20, 1966 in Springfield, to Joseph E. and Mary Catherine McGee Schweska, Sr.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff Ishmael of Petersburg; a son, Reilly Schweska; a stepson, Ben Ishmael; six sisters Debbie (John) Ehemann of Milwaukee, WI, Sally (Randall) Rabbitt of Boca Raton, FL, Kate (Bob) Trost of Carrollton, Libby (Dan) Fuchs of Olathe, KS, Barb (Stan) Hardwick of Des Plaines and Marilyn (David) Campbell of Rockford; four brothers, Dan (Lisa Schweska, Tom (Linda) Schweska and Joe (Gloria) Schweska, all of Springfield Mark (Lynn) Schweska of Nashville, TN and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Coleen was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Petersburg. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She was a homemaker and also had worked for the Springfield Police Department.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am Friday, June 6, 2014 at St. Peter’s Church in Petersburg with Reverend James Palakudy officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Illiopolis.
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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