Anita Reu, 96, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 1:42 am April 18, 2020 at Lavender Ridge in Mount Vernon. She was born December 13, 1923 in Covington, Illinois to the late Theodore and Clara (Wernecke) Reinhardt. Anita married LeRoy Reu on March 16, 1941 in Saint Louis, Missouri and he preceded her in death on September 2, 1994.
Anita is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Holding of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Aaron Reu, Ryan Reu and wife, Ashley, Robyn Graham and husband, John, Annette Martin and husband, Rodney, Jeannette Schorfheide and husband, Randy, Elizabeth “Liz” Kleiner and husband, Shad, Jennifer Rice, and Janel Mathus and husband, Dale; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Reu of Greenville, Illinois and Sharon Reu of Mount Vernon; brother, Melvern Reinhardt and wife, Jerry of Naples, Florida; sister, Alta Chiappone of Syracuse, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and beloved husband of fifty-three years, Anita was preceded in death by her two sons, Lowell Reu and Robert Reu.
Anita worked at Montgomery Ward for a time then opened her own beauty shop. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, was dearly loved, and will be missed by all who knew her.
A Private Service will be held. Interment will take place at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Memorials may be made in Anita’s honor to Faith Lutheran Church.