I am a former graduate of Aviston Elementary School in 1975. I grew up in town across from the church. My maiden name is Reilman. My sisters are Juanita Lanter and Michelle Roeper of Aviston. My brothers are Mike Reilman of Trenton and John Reilman of Fayetteville, AR. My mom, Aurelia Wood, lives down the lane road from me. She is a nurse and real estate agent.
After graduating from Central High School in 1979, I attended Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Bob and I were married 2 weeks after graduation and lived in Pinckneyville. I taught 4th grade at St. Bruno’s School for 2 years before being hired here in 1985. I’ve been teaching at Aviston in the 5th grade ever since. I earned my master’s degree in elementary education in 1991 from SIUE.
Bob and I have 3 kids; Robyn, 30, Jenny, 28, and Mark, 24. Robyn was just married on May 21, and is a pediatric dentist working in Warwick, Rhode Island. Jenny earned a business marketing degree and is a licensed cosmetologist. She works at Scott AFB as a contract specialist. She was married last December to Jay Voss and lives in Breese. Mark graduated last May with a doctor of pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy(STLCOP) and works for Walgreens. We have lived on Crackerneck Road in Trenton since 1991. We enjoy country living, traveling, hunting, and spending time with our kids. My family has a 10- year- old yellow lab named Holly, who keeps us busy with her antics also.