Diane Elizabeth McGuire, nee Karban, 74, of Smithton, IL, born December 29, 1942, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, January 13, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. McGuire was crazy about her grandchildren and very thankful for her children and their spouses. She was an avid sports fan for all of her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and continued supporting MTSU through Jim’s coaching. Diane was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, and the Smithton Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James R. McGuire, who died on April 24, 2009; one daughter, Kathy Hoffmann; her parents, Raymond M. and Adelia, nee Mueller, Karban; and a son-in-law, Mike Jones.
Surviving are one son, James (Lynn) McGuire of Murfreesboro, TN;
three daughters, Judy (Rich) Mathews and Patty (Tony) Gravot, both of Freeburg, IL,
and Debbie Jones of Smithton, IL;
her son-in-law Josh Hoffmann of Smithton, IL;
11 grandchildren, Kristen McGuire of Charlotte, NC,
Kathleen “Katie” McGuire of Murfreesboro, TN,
Scott, Corey, and Megan Mathews and Torrie Gravot, all of Freeburg, IL,
and Chris, Nick, and Maddie Jones and Kelly and Kimmie Hoffmann, all of Smithton, IL;
two step-grandchildren, Derek Gravot of Fairview Heights, IL,
and Dakota Gravot of Mascoutah, IL;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Timothy (Linda) McGuire of Swansea, IL,
Joseph E. (Susan) McGuire of Smithton, IL,
Michael L. (Mary Ann) McGuire of Waterloo, IL,
Butch (Gerri) McGuire of Smithton, IL,
Daniel B. (Carolyn) McGuire of Freeburg, IL;
Patricia (Jim) Nordmann of St. Louis, MO,
and Kathleen “Kate” McGuire of Santa Cruz, CA;
and numerous nieces and nephews,
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or School, Smithton, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny and Fr. Roger Karban concelebrating.
Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Smithton, IL.
RIP peace my Aunt and my Cousin
Joseph E. McGuire IV, o fallon, Illinois, 62269
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a very sweet lady and always had a smile for everyone she meet. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Karla Lippert, Smithton, Illinois, 62285
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The loss of a matriarch is extremely painful, but the memories of them we hold is what gets us through. Sincerest condolences.
Gabe Schwemmer, Smithton, IL, 62285
Judy and family,
Please accept our sympathy and know we are thinking of you.
Debbie and David Scharf, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260
Wonderful memories of Diane...always had a sweet smile and a kind word for all. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Sue Merker , Freeburg, Illinois, 62243
Dennis has such fond memories of spending time at your house. He remembers your mom as being someone who was always willing to chauffeur Jimmy and his friends anywhere they wanted to go. Those friends made up quite a crew: Dennis, Jolla, Billy H., David Mc. to name a few. We are sorry for your loss, McGuire Family.
Sheila Tewell, Freeburg , IL, 62243
coach sorry about your loss prayer are with you and the family god bless
larry judy huff, murfreesboro, tenn, 37127
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Stuhlsatz, Millstadt, IL, 62260
Please accept my condolences for your mother and grandmother. She was one lovely lady.
Rita Baker, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243
So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I'll always remember you and Maddie bringing her to church on Sat. nights. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Alice Kuehn, New Athens, Illinois, 62264
Judy, Debbie, Patty and Jimmy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Such great memories of a wonderful lady.
JERRY 7 MARY ANNE DOWNEN, FREEBURG, , 62243
What a wonderful woman, mother and friend to many. She was a person that would always welcome you into the McGuire home, a second mom to many. She will be missed but I'm sure Heaven is celebrating right now.
Steve, Michele, Kyle & Paige Buklad, North Port, Fl, 34288
I am so sorry for your families loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lani Parker , Freeburg, Illinois , 62243
Very sorry for your loss.
Sharon Klann, Freeburg, Il, 62243
So very sorry for your loss, Diane was one of the sweetest. Please know you are all in thoughts and prayers.
Sandra Speake, Mary Nagel, Beaver Dam, WI, 53916
Patty so very for your loss. Its never easy loosing someone you dearly love. Her sole is resting with our heavenly father. I pray for you and yours to find peace in knowing your Mom and Kathy are reunited again. All my love and prayers. Hugs
Stacy Slaughter , Belleville, Il, 62220
Diane was one of the nicest ladies I knew. Always had a smile. I will miss eating dinner with her at Smithton Senior Citizens.
Janet Baechle, Freeburg, , Il
Deepest Sympathy to all of Diane's family. So sorry to hear of her passing.
She never gave up on life.
May God give you His peace.
Barbara Barttelbort Logan, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243
I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. Know that she is in a better place. God has her in his arms in Heaven.
My prayers are with you,
Berry, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. I know that you two were very close, and I know how much she loved to watch you play softball. This is not an easy thing to go through. Your grandma now is with your mom in Heaven. I lost my dad last year, but what keeps my faith is surrounding myself with family and prayer. We will always miss them, but we will see them again one day. Until then, we have them to watch over us.
My prayers are with you,
Mrs. Berry (Miss Schaefer)
Stephanie Berry, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
I went to high school with Diane. She was a very nice person. Last saw her at class reunion some years ago. Sorry for your loss.. Erma
Erma (DOTSON)! Hopping, Mackinaw, Il, 61755