Catherine was a caring wife, mother, and grandmother, who always put family first. Later in life, she worked in medical records. She was a volunteer for various organizations, including the Ladies of St. Henry’s, Meals-on-Wheels, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John L. Balint, who died March 19, 1988; two grandsons, Nathaniel Lucarelli and Cameron Joseph Schrage; her parents, Frank and Maria, nee Schank, Thill; three brothers, John (Louise) Thill, Michael (Catherine) Thill, and William (Rose) Thill; three sisters, Teresa (Lawrence) Worland, Marion Thill, and Betty (Frank) Larrabee; two sisters-in-law, Veronica Allen and Emma Balint; and a brother-in law, George (Mary Ann) Balint.
Surviving are her five children, Mary Anne (Ron) Lucarelli of Fairview Heights, IL,
Nancy Balint of Belleville, IL,
Bill (Susan) Balint of Belleville, IL,
Therese (Ron) Leasburg of Manteo, NC,
and Celia Mullikin of Creve Coeur, MO;
ten grandchildren, Dr. Mark (Heidi) Lucarelli, Dr. Mike (Karen) Lucarelli,
Lisa (Marcel) Schrage, Shawn, David, and John Balint,
Damon Veremakis, and Jason, Jenny, and Lauren Mullikin;
eight great-grandchildren, Katie, Rebecca, and Benjamin Lucarelli, Missy Baker,
Evan, Lindsey, and Justin Schrage, and Leah Grace Balint;
and many nieces and nephews.
Thank you to those who faithfully cared for Catherine, ministered and visited her while she was in Liberty Village.
Memorials may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, to St. Henry’s Oblate Residence, 200 North 60th St., Belleville, IL 62223, or in the form of Masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, February 29, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR MOTHER, NANCY. SHE HAS SLIPPED INTO A MUCH BETTER PLACE NOW. YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR MOTHER HAS BEEN EVIDENT FOR A LONG TIME. YOU HAVE GIVEN OF YOURSELF WITHOUT HESITATION. MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU PEACE TO FILL THE VOID YOU MUST NOW FEEL. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES AND KEEP SMILING. YOUR FRIEND, MARLENE
MARLENE SIMS, MILLSTADT, ILLINOIS, 62260
Nancy I do not know if you remember me but I was your mothers stylist fo a long time til I retired. Your mother was very special to me. She will be missed. God bless you and your family.
Clarence Sutton, collinsville, Il, 62234
Nancy and Mary Ann: So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May your memories help you at this time
Diane Weissert, Belleville, Illinois, 62223
Mary Anne, Nancy, Bill Therese and Celia—I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have many great memories of her while “hanging out” with you all. You are in my thoughts…
Elise & Tom, Brittany, Mackenzie and Delaney
Elise Veremakis, Eustis, FL, 32726
Mary Ann and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your dear Mother. We have many fond memories of both your Mom and Dad when Mike and Brad played Khoury League together. Seems like only yesterday.
May our Heavenly Father give you peace and strength during this most difficult time. A special hug to your sister Nancy.
Clyde and Josie Blankenship
Josie Blankenship, Summerfield, Florida, 34491
Therese and family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Mackenzie, Eustis, Florida, 32726