Dianne Pierce

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Dianne Irene Pierce, nee Bevirt, 72, of Shiloh, IL, born December 11, 1948, in Oakland, CA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her residence, with her family by her side.

Dianne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, best friend, and cousin. She adored her granddaughter, Zoey, and told everyone she met about her. Dianne loved genealogy, Harry Potter and the Royal Family.  Winter was her favorite time of year and she loved the snow. On the day Dianne was born in Oakland, CA, it snowed. On the day she was married in Belleville, IL, it snowed coming out of the church. On the day Dianne died it snowed.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cahokia Mound Chapter, NSDAR.

Dianne’s motto was “if you didn’t bother with me in life, why bother with me in death.” As she told Zoey every day before school, “Be happy and share your kindness.”  Please take time to do that same thing today.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Allen Bevirt; and two brothers, Jeffrey Hugh Bevirt, and Gregory Allen Bevirt.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Robert Pierce; a daughter, Stephanie of Shiloh, IL; a son, Christopher (Kelly) Pierce of Jefferson City, MO; her mother, Shirley Ruth, nee Dahm, Bevirt of Belleville, IL; two sisters and a sister-in-law, Virginia “Ginny” Bevirt, Nancy (Michael) Kovack of Newburgh, IN, and Lois Jean Bevirt of Belleville, IL; a granddaughter, Zoey Anne Pierce of Shiloh, IL; her special girls, Eliza Pierce and Crosby Pierce of Jefferson City, MO; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Gregory Simmons, Dr. David Mitchell, and to Joy and Cathy from Hospice of Southern Illinois. Special thanks also to Patty Bower, Kara Taylor, her “other” daughter, Rachel (Michael) Gomric, and her best friend, Deanna Behrman.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Memorial Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Dianne’s wishes were to have her body donated to Saint Louis University School of Medicine for use by a future doctor. However, due to COVID, bodies were not currently being accepted. Dianne’s body was cremated.



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