August 12, 1925 - December 30, 2020
Sylvia E. “Babe” Mentel (nee Stahl), 95, of Dupo, died December 30, 2020. She was born August 12, 1925, in Warnock, IL (Monroe County), daughter of the late Henry and Emma (nee Fischer) Stahl. In 1943, at the age of 17, Sylvia left home (Valmeyer) to attend nurses’ training at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was an Army Nurse Cadet at the hospital until her graduation in 1945. She married Robert C. “Bob” Mentel in 1946. Sylvia was very active at the United Church of Christ in Dupo. She especially enjoyed the quilters’ group at the church. Sylvia loved spending time with her family, traveling and watching the Cardinals. She worked at many hospitals in the area. For many years, Sylvia was an office nurse for Drs. McCann and Cox. She was the school nurse for the Dupo Community School District from 1969 - 1985. Sylvia is survived by her sons Ronald (Joanna) Mentel, Robert (Judy) Mentel, daughter Jane (Bob) Schmidt, daughter-in-law Cheryl Mentel, grandchildren Brian, Michael, Matthew, Sarah, Angela, Eric, Kyle, Jennifer, Emma, and Evan, great-grandchildren Delana, Bailey, Jackson, Josie, Madelyn, Maci, Hannah, Bria, Keira, Nathan, Alyssa, Jacob, Tyler, Zackery, Nathaniel, Zoe, Zayda, Dakota, and Brayden, in-laws Bill and Dorothy “Dottie” Rick, Gene Mentel, and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Mentel, son Richard Mentel, grandson Richard Mentel Jr., brothers Nelson, Henry and Wilford “Bud” Stahl, sister Elizabeth “Betty” Nichols, and in-laws Elizabeth Stahl, Hazel Stahl, Emmanuel “Nip” Nichols, Mary Stahl, George and Lila Mentel, and Norma Mentel. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at United Church of Christ in Dupo, IL. A private funeral service will be held at the United Church of Christ in Dupo on January 13, 2021, followed by burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of the customary remembrances , the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to Christ United Church of Christ, 200 S. 3rd St., Dupo, IL. 62239. Arrangements were handled by Leesman Funeral Home in Dupo, IL.
Sylvia E. “Babe” Mentel (nee Stahl), 95, of Dupo, died December 30, 2020. She was born August 12, 1925, in Warnock, IL (Monroe County), daughter of the late Henry and Emma (nee Fischer) Stahl. In 1943, at the age of 17, Sylvia... View Obituary & Service Information
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