Trudy Celine Stilwell

Edwardsville | Tuesday, December 16 2014

Trudy Celine Stilwell, 69, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her niece’s home while under the care of BJC Hospice.

She was born on April 10, 1945 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Otto C. and Catherine (Schwartz) Stilwell.

Trudy graduated from SIUE with a bachelor’s degree and was a P.E. Teacher with the Edwardsville High School.  She also was a coach and started girl’s athletics for the High School.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

She is survived by a special niece Leigh Ann (Tim) Johnson and several other nieces and nephews, Jeff (Kelly) Tosh, Ed (Patti) Tosh, Andy (Paula) Tosh, Greg (Robin) Nasello, Tim (Felicia) Nasello and Nikki Nasello as well as several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; three brothers, Richard (Zale) Franke, Paul (JoAnn) Stilwell and Otto C. Stilwell III; a sister, Carol (Charlie) Nasello a brother-in-law, James Tosh and a sister-in-law, Joyce Stilwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Kathleen Tosh, a brother, Ronald Stilwell and a nephew, Ron Stilwell.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

A Mass will be at 10:00 am Friday, December 19, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father John Wykes officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to the Edwardsville Girl’s Athletic Department or BJC Hospice. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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