Christy A. Leopold

Christy A. Leopold, 62, of Swansea, IL, born Thursday, April 21, 1949, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at her residence.

Ms. Leopold worked as a special education teacher, and marketing at First National Bank, commercial real estate in Virginia Beach, VA, residential real estate in Belleville area and an executor director of Masterwork Chorale. Christy attended two years at Kansas University and graduated from Stephen Foster Austin University, TX with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She served many years with many charities including the Violence Prevention Center and Kings Daughters Children's Hospital in VA. and raised money for Violence Prevention Center, Kings Daughter's, Childrens Hospital and many other charitable organizations. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Father: Warren Leopold

Surviving are her:

  • Mother: Wanda Leopold of Swansea, IL
  • Brother: Michael (Claire) Leopold of Belleville, IL
  • Nephews
    • Christopher (Marianne) Leopold
    • James Leopold
  • Nieces
    • Kelli (Clayt) Gates
    • Kaki Leopold
  • Great Nieces & Nephews
    • Luke
    • Tess
    • Natalie
    • Rachel

Special thanks: to Christy's friends and neighbors for their years of support.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to donors choice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, June 17, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Saturday, June 18, 2011 at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, June 18, 2011 at First United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Conley Zomermaand officiating Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



Condolences left for Christy A. Leopold:

    Christy, my dear, dear friend:
    We spoke just a few days ago and even then you made me laugh. You were the best storyteller and always had such a great sense of humor. I am so shocked you left so suddenly, and yet I am glad you are no longer suffering (although you NEVER complained.)

    I still have my copy of the book you wrote - thanks for thinking enough of me to share it with me. And thanks for taking Bo and I to meet Brother Mel. We love every piece of his art that we own, as you knew we would. Your taste in art, architecture, color and design was outstanding and unique. The paintings and pieces you created will continue to be a valuable remembrance to all who see them.

    You were such a good Mom to your loving dogs. And you were known as the coolest neighbor by all the kids on your block. The girls at Girl's Nite Out will miss you too. We will toast you, to be sure.

    Thanks, Christy, for being such a dear friend for these 25 years. I love you and will miss you.

    Kathi Hill Belleville IL 62220

    Christy was a very keen, intelligent and caring individual that would never let you know how much she was suffering. I will certainly miss her sense of humor and story telling. No one could tell a story like Christy. I will miss her.


    Bo Hill Belleville IL 62220

    We are saddened to hear that we have lost a beautiful and wonderful neighbor. My son and his friends loved to walk down to spend time with Christy and her dogs. They loved to hear her stories, and talk with her for hours. She had such love and patience with them! She always thought of them, when making desserts and special treats during the Holidays, going the extra mile to let them know that she cared and considered them her friends. She will be missed, and she forever touched the hearts of the children in our neighborhood. Our deepest sympathy to the family, in this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
    The Staub Family

    Wendy Staub Swansea IL 62226

    Christy was a unique and special lady who I know touched many people throughout her life. I will always remember her as a creative, kind, caring and thoughtful person. She always made you feel special just being around her, by her kind words or the way she would call you "hon" or "sweetie". She was a wonderful person who gave so much to so many and will be dearly missed.

    Courtney (Bo and Kathi Hill's daughter)