Mildred "Mickey" (Silva) Rister

Born: Mon., Sep. 16, 1929
Died: Tue., Nov. 29, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 01, 2016
Location: Shawneetown Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Dec. 01, 2016
Location: Shawneetown Location

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Mildred “Mickey” Rister, 87, of Shawneetown, left this life to be with our Lord on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  She was born on September 16, 1929 and raised in Springerville, AZ.  On May 25, 1945 she married William S. Rister in Olathe, KS.  They went on to have three sons, Bill, Jim and Alan. She was a long time and faithful member of the United Methodist Church. Mickey spent a lifetime caring for others.  She was known for her generosity, compassion, graciousness and humbleness.  Survivors include three sons, Billy and wife Sherry of Welsh, LA; Jim of Shawneetown, Alan and wife Vicki of Evansville, IN; nine grandchildren, Dawn, Shannon, Amanda, Devon, Erica, Addie, Lindsay, Derek and Ashley; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; one brother Malcolm Silva; nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Rister, her parents Filimeno and Zella (Maxwell) Silva, sister Loween, brother Phil and grandson Michael.  Visitation for Mickey will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to service time at  1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown. The Rev. Cherrie Wilkerson will be officiating with burial at the Hogan Cemetery near Shawneetown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Shawneetown, in Mickey’s memory. We would like to express our gratitude to her caregivers, who Mickey loving called her girls; and to the nursing staff of Hospice of Southern Illinois.  

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Kelley Uselton
   Posted Tue November 29, 2016
Billy Jimmy and Alan

Sorry for your loss I thought a lot of your Mom When I would see her out She would tell whoever she was with I was one of her boys. I have a lot of memories growing up with you guys Let me know if there is anything I can do


   Posted Wed November 30, 2016
So sorry for the family's lost, she was a sweet lady.

Earl and Barbara Casey
   Posted Wed November 30, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mickey was a special, loving and kind woman. She and Bill lived across the street from my parents, Joe and Louise Whitler and I grew up with Mickey, Bill and the boys..... She took care of so many others, and always had a kind word. The family memories you all have are special as you had a mom and dad who loved you dearly. Earl and I send our love and prayers to each of you at this time.

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