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www.stpaulshome.com Steve Suess is chairman
of St. Paul’s Board of
Q: How long have you lived in Belleville?
A: In 1972, I began my career as a junior
high language arts teacher at
Signal Hill School in West Belleville. I
fell in love with the community and decided to
make my home here. Both of our children are
graduates of Signal Hill School. After 13 years f
With ... Board
teaching, I went into administration in the Lindbergh
School District for the next 23 years. Upon retirement in
2008, I became the head of the education department at
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Lindenwood University-Belleville. I will be married to my
wife, Barbara, for 40 years this November. Barbara is a
St. Paul’s Home Board of Directors
Steve Suess, Chairperson
Longtime Hairdresser media specialist in the Mascoutah School District.
Kristine Mueller, Vice Chairperson
Dennis Spencer, Treasurer
for St. Paul’s Retires Q: What inspires you about St. Paul’s Home?
Beverly Brightwell, Secretary
Carol Petty Betty Leppard A: Several things inspire me about St. Paul’s Home. First, it is part of the history and fabric of
Rev. Andrew Kramer Jane Lee
Carole Simpkins recently St. Paul United Church of Christ, which is my church. Secondly, it is the place we chose when
Susan Relfe Bob DeCamp retired from St. Paul’s Home. my mother needed care. We knew that a faith-based facility had the same priorities as our
St. Paul’s Foundation Board of Directors She served our community family, and we weren’t disappointed.
Michael Pierce, Chairperson for 29 years and will be In This
Q: What do you see in St. Paul’s immediate future?
Jim Bohanon, Vice Chairperson
Roger Relfe, Treasurer dearly missed. Thank you
Craig Brethauer, Secretary
Al Stahl Donna Nettleton Carole for your many years of A: In St. Paul’s immediate future, I see the planning and development of
Sandy Ritter Tom Mentzer
Susan Franklin, President/Executive Director
service! new and improved facilities as well as the continuation of the current
services which are second to none.
St. Paul’s Apartments Q: What do you want residents and families to know about you?
A: I want families and elders to know that all of us on the
hosts Health Fair St. Paul’s Home Board are here to serve them and to make Column P.2
their experience at St. Paul’s the most positive and Your Voices P.3
Local health service providers and non- fulfilling that it can be. We believe in servant
profits gathered at the Apartments for a leadership.
health fair earlier this year. For the latest Service P.4
educational events at St. Paul’s call us or
THE ST. PAUL
From Susan’s Desk : Your voices COMMUNITY
“A Place You Can
Deeply Rooted in Faith BOB DARR: AN AVID VOLUNTEER Have Faith In”
WHO GIVES FROM THE HEART St. Paul’s Senior Community is
This spring, St. Paul’s for residential options for We have a long dedicated to excellence in care
Home, rooted in faith, is seniors in Belleville. history of serving as a and a compassionate environment
blooming where it’s faith-based nonprofit If you’ve enjoyed the beau- A semi-retired landscaper and Apartments.
planted. We continue to share mission in Belleville and ty of St. Paul’s landscap- by trade, Darr’s mother, “We’ve always been mem-
guided by our Christian love and
the story of our residents thank our residents, ing you are witnessing the Henrietta has resided at St. bers of St. Paul’s Church
concern that will enhance the
It gives me great pride who are finding our families and staff for being touch of Bob Darr, an avid Paul’s Home for nearly four from since I was a little kid,”
quality of life for those we are
to see our staff go above community to be a place part of our St. Paul’s
called to serve.
volunteer who says he gives years. Darr said.
and beyond for our they can have faith in, a Home and Apartments Established in 1926, we deliver
back to St. Paul’s because
residents and their family place with activities and family. Medicare-Certified Rehabilitation
services that help their they give so much to him. “She’ll be 95 in July. She’s He enjoys talking to the
caregivers. Services, Retirement
families feel at home and He’s part of a team who doing really well and every- people at the community
Sincerely, Apartments, Nursing Care and
St. Paul’s Home and at ease that they’re with takes care of the body at St. Paul’s Home is and appreciates the staff at Assisted Living/Respite Care.
Apartments staff us. landscaping for the really good to her,” Darr said. St. Paul’s Home for all they
members are commit-
ted to the highest qual- Whether it’s with a health Susan community. “If I am walking my mom
down the hall, somebody
do for Henrietta. How you can help
Giving to St. Paul:
ity of resident care and fair to educate and inform “I’m a giver not a taker. You in the kitchen or a nurse’s “People do a little extra and
residents and the Susan Franklin You are invited to invest in the
engagement. don’t receive until you give. aide all say ‘Hi, Henrietta!’ go out of their way, whether
community at large or a Executive Director future of St. Paul’s home by
By giving, I receive ‘feeling They don’t have to do that. it’s serving food or clean- making a special gift of cash,
Since our groundbreak- special holiday celebra- good.’ I don’t do it for Everybody smiles.” ing. You can tell everybody stock, real estate, or life insurance.
ing for the retirement tion, accolades or anything,” Darr enjoys what they’re doing,” Life income gifts and bequests are
apartments more than said. “If something needs to The Darr family has had Darr said. “Everybody
25 years ago, St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Home and
be done you just do it. Just long-standing ties to St. smiles and you don’t have
also welcome. St. Paul’s Home
Home has seen much Apartments reaches out Foundation has been
give back.” Paul’s Church, which is an the turnover rate that all the
growth in the need and celebrates our elders. determined to be a public charity
overseer of St. Paul’s Home other nursing homes have.” by the Internal Revenue Service.
Your gifts may be deductible as
ON ST. PAUL’S CALENDAR
ST. PAUL’S APARTMENTS ST. PAUL’S HOME
S P R I N G E V E N TS charitable contributions to the
extent permitted by your personal
APRIL RECURRING EVENTS: St. Paul’s celebrated Valentine’s Day tax liability. We encourage you to
5 Easter Spring Fling and Parade, Church every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. with a Sock Hop co-sponsored with seek the advice of your
2 p.m. Mass on Mondays, 10 a.m. Family Hospice. We celebrated Mardi personal tax advisor before taking
24 Lynn Hatfield with LINC-Presentation Rosary every Tuesday, 10 a.m.
on Adaptive Equipment, 2 p.m. Church Service every Wednesday, 2 p.m.
Gras with food, music and dancing. any deductions.
Whatever you can share will be
MAY Check out our pictures here and
APRIL greatly appreciated!
10 “Recipes to Sweeten Your online at www.StPaulsHome.com.
12 Guitar by Helen, 2 p.m. Send your gift to:
Mother-Daugher Bond”, 1 p.m.
17 Piano with Bob Callmeyer, 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Home Foundation
Mother’s Day Tea with Bob MAY 1022 West E St.
Callmeyer, 2 p.m. 13-19 National Nursing Home Week Belleville, IL 62220
18 Ladies Tea, 2 p.m.
JUNE Mike Pierce
15 Father’s Day Cook-Out with the Silver JUNE Chairman, St. Paul’s Foundation
Or give online at:
Eagles, 2 p.m. 6 Father Neff’s Picnic, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Board of Directors
20 Volunterr Appreciation Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. dation/contribute.html