Clara Bozsa

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Clara E. Bozsa, nee Buescher, 90, of Swansea, IL, born September 28, 1930, in St. Libory, IL, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Bozsa was a member of Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James “Andy” Bozsa, whom she married on September 24, 1952, and who died on December 30, 1995; a daughter, Deborah Bozsa; her parents, Frank and Mary, nee Beelman, Buescher; two brothers, Anthony (Gertrude) Buescher, and Leonard Buescher; and a sister, Leona Buescher.

Surviving are two sons, James A. II (Debra) Bozsa of Belleville, IL, and Kenneth C. (Wanda) Bozsa of Smithton, IL;
four grandchildren, James (April) Bozsa, Angela (Ryan) Weis, Charles Bozsa, and Jacqueline Bozsa;
three great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Andrew Bozsa, and Mae Weis;
one-great-grandchild on the way;
a son-in-law, Charles Mecum of Collinsville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Frances Buescher;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Freeburg Care Center and to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of masses, or to SLOCA (St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness) in memory of Clara’s daughter, Deborah Bozsa. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

 Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Clara Bozsa

Marilyn Vornbaum said : Guest Report Nov 08, 2020 at 7:59 AM

Dear Ken and Debra, Your Mom came to visit us several times after we moved to 2300 Caseyville Avenue. She was a kind and gracious lady. May she enjoy eternal happiness, and may God grant you comfort and peace.

  • IL
Mel Hummert said : Guest Report Nov 06, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. Your Cousin, Melvin Hummert

  • Belleville
  • IL
Karen Jackson Fieker said : Guest Report Nov 06, 2020 at 7:36 AM

May Mrs. Bozsa rest in peace. I went to grade school with Debbie. Kindergarten-2nd grade.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jackie Lugge Lauf said : Guest Report Nov 05, 2020 at 8:16 AM

May perpetual light shine upon her .May she Rest In Peace with God and her family Amen Class mate of Debbie in grade school and high school

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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