Deanne George

Deanne George
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Deanne M. George, nee Knepper, 48, of Freeburg, IL, born October 30, 1967, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, November 27, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Deanne was a 1989 graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn M., nee Bruce, Knepper; and her grandparents, Loren Brown Bruce and Ina, nee Pugh, Bruce, and Albert Knepper and Mary, nee Pfeiffer, Knepper;

Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Aaron George, whom she married on January 7, 1989; her son, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelton T. George, and her daughter, Alyssa M. George, both of Freeburg, IL;
her father, Joseph W. Knepper of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Debra K. (Michael) Pensoneau of Mascoutah, IL;
two brothers, W. Dennis (Annette) Knepper of Belleville, IL,
and Douglas A. (Victoria) Knepper of St. Libory, IL;
six nieces and three nephews;
and three great-nieces and four great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.

Condolences Left For Deanne George

I will forever miss Deanne. I am thankful for her friendship and love. Deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Ginger Miller, Belleville, IL, 62221

Cherish the memories and the love Deanne shared will never fade!

Brian Eckhardt, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

Cherish the memories and the love Deanne shared with us because they will never fade! Warmest sympathy to her family and friends.

Brian Eckhardt (Spanky), Belleville, Illinois, 62220

MacMurray College is a close community that creates a support for each other forever. Deanne was the foundation of much of that community. Prayers for the family and friends.

Kate Young, Lemont, IL, 60439

I’m so heart broken over this loss. Deanne and I were close in high school but due to us marrying military men our lives went in different directions. Thanks to Facebook we were able to reconnect after so long. I’m so glad that we were able to have dinner with you and your husband in April. If I’d known it was the last time I was going to hug you I would have hugged you a little tighter and longer. I’m going to have our great times in my heart and memory forever. I will love you forever.

Teresa Glockengieser Floyd, McDonough , GA, 30252

Heartbroken to hear of Deanne’s passing. As a co-worker of Deanne’s at Accenture, I had the honor of working with her, she had such a positive attitude and was an innovative, bright and funny woman. She will be missed by so many. Please accept my condolences.

Sara Cima, St. Louis, MO, 63131

my prayers are with your family will remember are last get together. Smile high girl !

Lori Goody, Norwich, Ohio, 43767

My condolences to Deanne’s family and friends. As a co-worker from Accenture I’m thankful that I’ve met such an amazing, smart, caring and positive women. Deanne you made a difference and I’ll miss you.

Carolina Mesa, Buenos Aires, ,

Aaron, Kelton, Alyssa: Wish you all have strength and God bless all. Deanne was an amazing person who I met to work. Even during our long distance meetings, each & every time it was refreshing talking to her. Hearing about her put me to shock. She would always be remembered by all of us.
– Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta, New Delhi, Delhi, 110030

Dear Aaron, Kelton, Alyssa, my deepest condolences to you on Deanne’s passing. It has come as a shock to me and to my fellow colleagues in Accenture. Deanne was such a bright, fun and beautiful person. Though we never met in person, she was always so positive and lively on the many calls we had together. We will deeply miss her presence, her wonderful way with people and her beautiful smile.

Sunita Joseph, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560043

Truly saddening news to learn of the loss of my friend and colleague Deanne. You brought such great joy and presence to your work and to your peers, and it was an honor to have spent many years working side by side with you. Most heartfelt condolences to your family at this difficult time. Your spirit lives on with all of us Deanne.

Tim Gobran, San Diego, CA, 92130

My Deepest Condolences to Deanne’s family on their irreparable loss. Deanne will be missed by all of us at Accenture who had the opportunity to work with her.

A.S.Balaji, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560100

We at Accenture are in shock at this news! Deanne, May your soul rest in peace!!! My deepest condolences to family and friends at their loss.


Hemalatha Ramappa, Bangalore, , 560076

This is truly sad and shocking news. Deanne was always so positive, bright and cheerful and it was such a pleasure working with her. Heartfelt condolences to Deanne’s family & friends!

Sandeep Chatterjee, Gurgaon, India , ,

It’s hard to imagine this world without Deanne. I will miss our time together tremendously and only wish I could have one last conversation. Wishing Aaron, Kelton and Alyssa the strength needed during this challenging time. Deanne loved you all so much and shared such great family stories, it’s like I knew you as well, even all the way from Atlanta. Please take care. Love you forever, Deanne.

Kristina Crystal, Atlanta, Georgia, 30082

To Deanne’s family – this is such hard news. I had the pleasure of working with Deanne at Accenture and she always impressed me that she knew exactly what she wanted and expected the best. I hope the messages that are coming through don’t make you sadder; but prouder of the mark your mom made on many.

Celeste Pramberger, Lutz, FL, 33549

This is truly sad and shocking news. Deanne was always so positive, bright and cheerful and it was such a pleasure working with her. Heartfelt condolences to Deanne’s family & friends!

Sandeep Chatterjee, Gurgaon, India , ,

My sincere and heart-felt condolences and prayers of comfort to Deanne’s family and loved ones… I have many fond memories working with Deanne. She was always so positive, energetic and supportive. She had a special way of connecting with people and keeping our global work group connected. Last year she shared a Christmas cookie recipe with me (St. Louis gooey butter cake cookies) that I will be making again this year and thinking of her. She has been a blessing in so many lives.

Stephanie Anderson, Minneapolis, MN, 55402

The Accenture Family is saddened to hear about the loss of our friend and colleague Deanne. We will miss her genuine warmth and passion she brought to her work, and will think fondly of the stewardship she brought to making Accenture better for all of us.
With deep sympathy to her family and friends,
David Smith

David Smith, Hartford, Connecticut, 06117

I enjoyed working with Deanne in our years together at Accenture. She had a way of encouraging me and our team through even the toughest of times. I will miss her dearly.

Dan Bielenberg, St. Charles, IL, 60174

I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Deanne’s passing, a true loss to our Accenture family. Prayers to all of you during this very difficult time, just know that she will always be with you.

Stacie Brenkovich, New York, NY,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Deanne. My sincere condolences to her family. She will certainly be missed by our Accenture family!

Sally Leintz, Minneapolis, MN,

I am so sorry for the loss of Deanne. I remember my freshman year at MacMurray and Deanne and I met and sat next to each other in many of our classes together. She was so fun and I am so glad to have known her. She will be missed.

Tammy (Cundiff) Middleton, Jacksonville, IL, 62650

Please except our sympathy.

Kathy & Al Range, , ,

As a colleague of Deanne’s at Accenture, I am greatly saddened at the news of her passing. Deanne brought so much enthusiasm and positivity to our team and she will be missed. To her family and friends: please accept our deepest condolences.

Jason Florea, Chandler, AZ, 85248

My deepest thoughts and sympathy to the family. Deanne was a great colleague and friend. She had just helped me with my sister journey with cancer couple of months ago. I’m sure my friend, you are in good hands now! I’ll miss you dearly but as poets say that’s our way to keep you always with us!!

Ana Mundin, London, Uk,

As one of Deanne’s direct colleagues at Accenture I would like to send Aaron, Kelton, and Alyssa my sincerest sympathy. She always spoke so positively of her family and I enjoyed hearing about the fun times you shared together. Working with Deanne on a daily basis was energizing, inspiring and a true blessing. Her influence is felt by many, especially in the local St. Louis office and I feel privileged to have known her and work alongside her beautiful spirit. I know Deanne’s positive influence will live on in all of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Melissa Tortorich, St. Louis, IL, 63108

Prayers to your family to keep strong during this difficult time. I will cherish the memories I have with you.

Annette (Goody) King, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701

I’m so very sad to hear about Deanne. She was an inspiration at Accenture in all of the work she did for women’s initiatives and leading the St. Louis office International Women’s Day for many years.

Geneva Briner, St. Louis, MO, 63017

My heart is saddened by this loss and my thoughts and prayers are with Deanne’s family at this time. Deanne made significant contributions to our diversity initiatives in the Accenture office. Her presence and leadership will be missed.

Christine Novalis, Webster Groves, MO, 63119

I was lucky enough to know Deanne through Accenture and even luckier to have her camaraderie. She was always great at connecting, and spectacular at making everyone laugh, smile and feel comfortable, smart and at ease. She will be hugely missed.

Miko Shinoda, Sammamish, WA, 98074

I was blessed to work with Deanne. She always had a smile, a word of encouragement, and what appeared to be a joy of life. She will be missed.

Lisa Ward, Olive Branch, MS, 38654

Our Prayers are with the family and friends. Peace and Love Linda Bruce (Omps) and John Omps

Linda Bruce (Omps), Saint Paul, MN, 55116

Prayers to the whole family. May God Bless you all. Please except our deepest Sympathy. Dee was a lovely and giving human being.

Shirley Rapp Spaulding, Vinita, Oklahoma, 74301

Deanne brought tremendously positive energy and passion to all she did at Accenture. We will miss her dearly. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Karen Wolf, Hopkinton, MA, 01748

Deanne was a passionate champion for women in technology. She displayed strong wit, wonder, and wisdom in all she did. She will be missed greatly at Accenture and by all who knew her.

Sue Diaz, Edwardsville , IL, 62025

Deanne was a passionate champion for women in technology. She displayed strong wit, wonder, and wisdom in all she did. She will be missed greatly at Accenture and by all who knew her.

Sue Diaz, Edwardsville , IL, 62025

Aaron & Family: I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Deanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Raymond Hankins & Family

Raymond Hankins, Washington, DC, 20011

Deanne was a sparkling light at Accenture who was passionate about bringing out the best in all of us. In 2014, Deanne shared a quote from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” She inspired so many of us during her too-short journey and will not be forgotten.

Maia Jin, San Francisco, CA, 94114

Deanna was a positive influence in my life and made me a stronger woman in the workplace through her informal mentoring. She cared a great deal to see others succeed. I feel blessed to have had her in my life and am greatly saddened by this loss. She will always have a special place in my heart.

Jenniifer Randle, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554

I’m a better person for having known Deanne. I thought we would continue to have girl trips and family trips. I thought we would be friends until we were both old. I will miss you everyday. I can’t imagine my life without you. I pray for comfort and peace for all of us who you touched our lives, but especially Aaron, Kelton, Alyssa and your dad, Joe.

Lori Wozniak, Hot Springs, AR, 71913

In my mind Deanne will always be the beautiful, fun girl living in the dorm at MacMuurray College. We had lots of fun times. I am thankful for her friendship.

Deborah Rogers Flinn, Jacksonville, IL, 62650

I’m very sorry to hear of Deanne’s passing. We worked on a project together and she brought great energy and attitude. Please know you are in my thoughts.

Brian Fox, Cochranville, PA, 19330

Deanne and I worked together at Accenture she was a supportive mentor, she always had a smile and was willing to lend a hand to help in anyway she could. We had stayed in touch over Facebook I had no idea how sick she had become. I just found out that she had passed. I’m so sorry to hear, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed she was truly a great soul rest in peace lovely lady!

Carole Meade, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407


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