Dolores Schilling, 88, of Rochester, Massachusetts previously of Florissant, Missouri, passed away Wednesday July 17, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a fall, and a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Robert Schilling.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas to loving parents, she spent most of her life in Missouri.
Mrs. Schilling was a 1948 graduate of Central High School in St. Louis, and began a brief career as a comptometer operator after graduation. In 1953, she married Robert at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. They were together for 56 years until his death in 2009. Dolores devoted her life to her family, and also loved sewing and T’ai Chi.
She is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife Wanda of Petaluma, California, and Ronald and his wife Barbara of Florissant, Missouri; a daughter Karen Scheuneman and her husband James of Rochester, Massachusetts; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and her youngest son, Steven.
There will be a Funeral Mass in Missouri, followed by burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help dementia research or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.