Sheila Jean Rislove, 90, of Rushford passed away on Sunday June 3, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Sheila was born October 5, 1927, to Meryl and Maybelle Buckingham in Plainview, MN. She grew up in Plainview, and often talking about spending time on a family member's farm, and in the Whitewater area valley. After high school Sheila continued her education receiving numerous degrees and specialties. Sheila married Jack Rislove on May 1, 1959. The couple made Rushford their home. Sheila was a life-long learner. She had a Bachelor's Degree in teaching and a Masters Degree in english. She worked on a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership in her seventies. Sheila proudly spent her career as an educator. She taught elementary and high school music, both English and Spanish, and she taught drama and directed numerous plays and loved the students in her high school choirs. Sheila could be found giving of her time to play piano for both vocal and instrumental contests, and she even coached volleyball when needed. In the community she gave piano lessons and directed the Lutheran choir for decades, and was often called upon to sing at weddings and funerals. Sheila always managed to fit the needs of others in and cared about those that had less than her. She was very proud of being named the Fillmore County Volunteer of the Year for her work crocheting blankets given out by law enforcement as comfort items to children in difficult situations. She will also be remembered for her care and kindness to the many animals that visited her backyard. Her energy was an example to follow as she was always doing something to be productive for her family or others.
Sheila is fondly remembered by her sons: John (Kim) of Fountain City, WI, and Jim (Kris) Rislove of Peterson, MN; grandchildren: Leah (Darrin), Luke Rislove, Tony (Katie) , Nathan, and Laura (Adam). Six great-grandchildren: Jack, Hank, Adella, Eleanor, Harrison and Lincoln. Sheila has one sister Valerie (Loren) Mollet. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Layne.
Sheila lived her final time as a resident/family member of the Good Shepherd nursing home where her family and the staff could be with her, care for her and love her. We are grateful to her fellow residents who were her close friends and we are grateful to the Good Shepherd staff and their care, concern and love they have shown to Sheila and to us. Sheila will be remembered as a very kind person who made a difference in the lives of others.
There will be a memorial sevice for Sheila at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Trinity Fellowship Church in Rushford with the Reverend Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. also on Wednesday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford.
Leave a memory of Sheila and sign he guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
Sheila was a dear and wonderful woman to love and visit with over the last two years at Good Shepherd. She will be deeply missed for years to come. Rest easy dear Sheila. I love you to the moon and back
Gods true gift too all who knew Sheila. Wonderful women. Rest In Peace dear Sheila.
Words cannot express our feelings for our neighbor Sheila...living kitty corner from her for many years, she could be seen outside with her flowers, at the library or heading downtown in her car. She told me, when she got her last vehicle-" I really like it, it looks like a race car, but don't tell anyone I said that." Always a smile..almost mischievous in a way. She just had that look...After she moved to the nursing home, I was able to see her on occasion. The boys would take her for walks around the neighborhood and bring her back to her house for celebrations during the summer. I would call "Hi Sheila!" and she would smile and wave. She was a good neighbor, friend and person. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the Rislov family...
Rislove Family Members,
On behalf of all the employees and the School Board Members at Rushford – Peterson Schools, I extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your families. We were deeply saddened to learn of Sheila’s passing.
I commend her for her years of dedicated teaching at the Rushford Community School. She had a passion for teaching and was an outstanding educator!
The saying goes that when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that will watch over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you now have Sheila, the angel, who will be lovingly watching over you.
Please trust that Sheila is in the warm embrace of the “Good Lord” and is at peace. She will partake in the joys and comforts of heaven.
May the Good Lord bless and comfort you and your families during this time of grief. We have you and all of your family members in our thoughts and prayers!
Chuck Ehler – Supt.
R-P School Family
R-P School Board Members
I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service on Wednesday. Mrs. Rislove, as many of us knew her, was a firm but fair teacher and affected the lives of all her students. My proper use of the English language is, and always will be, my constant reminder of her. My prayers and condolences go out to John, Jim and your families.
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult difficult time.
My dear, dear friend, Sheila! I will miss you for our many years of friendship, silly jokes, and New Year's Eve celebrations. The joy we shared for our children and grandchildren! What was yours was mine and what was mine was yours! Your never stopped teaching me until the very end! My hope is that someday I can be as courageous as you were and leave this world with a smile! 💗😧
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