Jennie M. Schwartzkopf, 90


Jennie Marie Schwartzkopf, 90, of Coffeen, died on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 6 a.m., at Hillsboro Health in Hillsboro.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Mark Noyes will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen.
Mrs. Schwartzkopf was born on Oct. 23, 1933, in Pinckneyville, to the late Elmer Ray and Kathleen R. “Katie” (Brown) Wright. She was a graduate of Pinckneyville High School in Pinckneyville and then attended Brown’s Business College in Springfield, focusing on banking courses. She married Arthur E. Schwartzkopf, on Jan. 13, 1953, in Hernanda, MS, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2003.
Mrs. Schwartzkopf worked at Coffeen National Bank, Illini Bank then Security National Bank in Coffeen, retiring in 1998 after 30 plus years of service. She lived in Pinckneyville, Swanwick, Coffeen and Hillsboro during her lifetime. Mrs. Schwartzkopf was a member of East Fork Baptist Church in Coffeen and Senior Center in Hillsboro, where she had served as secretary, treasurer and president.
She loved her cats and to quilt, read and do cross word puzzles. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and made the best coconut cream pies. She loved spending time with her family and was very involved in her grandchildren’s endeavors. She never met a stranger; she had a servant’s heart with an ornery personality.
Mrs. Schwartzkopf is survived by three children, James (Rosalie) Schwartzkopf of Newburg, IN; David (Paula) Schwartzkopf of Coffeen and Sharon (Stan) Jackson of Walnut Hill; eight grandchildren, Rachel Payne, Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer, Erin Schwartzkopf-Westermayer, Aimee Klump, Nathan Schwartzkopf, Wade Pickerill, Andrea Jackson-Mill and David Jackson; eleven great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; and one brother, Steve (Marsha) Wright of Litchfield.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Bruce W. Schwartzkopf.
Memorials are suggested to Coffeen Veteran’s Memorial Fund. Condolences may be left online at