Doy Tuma

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Doy Tuma, nee Sheldon, 73, of Waterloo, IL, born December 18, 1946, in Woodlawn, IL, died Friday, October 23, 2020, at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO.

Doy began her nursing career as an LPN in Texas. Upon her return to Belleville, Doy worked for Memorial Hospital before accepting a position as a dialysis nurse at Renal Care. She went on to complete her studies in nursing, becoming an RN in 1991. Doy cared for many patients and their families throughout her 35-year nursing career. She also cared for her mother through her battle with Alzheimers. Doy developed lifelong friendships throughout her career.

Doy met John, the love of her life 10 years ago. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Doy will be remembered by many for her beautiful smile, big heart, generosity, kindness, and warmth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Evelyn, nee Jackson, Sheldon; and two brothers, Alan Sheldon and Merritt Sheldon.

She is survived by her husband of three years, John Rullkoetter, whom she married on June 17, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the National Kidney Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 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:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 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.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

 

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10 Comments on Doy Tuma

Dale Schlueter said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2020 at 9:33 AM

John, my deepest sympathy to you on Doy’s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood, she may have talked about the Schlueter boys at some time. Had not seen her since Merritt’s funeral. She took good care of her mother, May she Rest In Peace.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Deb Hutton said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2020 at 5:43 PM

RIP my dear cousin, your life ended too soon. Condolenses to John and your family. I'm so happy you and your family were in Doy's life, I'm glad we were blessed to spend time with you two in Iowa.

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Iowa
Rick Sullivan said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Sorry to hear of Doy's passing. We attended high school together and had lots of good laughs.

  • Saint Jacob
  • Illinois
Pauline 'Pete' Weber said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2020 at 3:27 PM

I never met you John, but everyone said how happy she was with you. I worked with her through Davita. She could always make us feel good. You have my sympathy and prayers.

  • Teutopolis
  • Illinois
Lydia McGraw said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2020 at 9:10 AM

My sincere condolences to Doys husband family and friends. I will never forget Doys laughter her big heart, compassion for others. I will treasure our friendship dearly.RIP Doy, I love you Lydia

  • Grand Prairie
  • Texas 75052
Ruby Mccoy said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2020 at 8:42 AM

My condolences to the family. Doy was my dialysis nurse starting in 2012 and I thank God for her. She was not only my nurse she was my friend. Ill miss u Doy RIP

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Brenda Sawyer said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2020 at 12:03 PM

i was saddened to read in the newspaper of Doys passing. I was a young new nurse when i was introduced to Doy on 4 floor Memorial. Later I took care of her mother,Mrs.Sheldon at Four Fountains Conv. Center.She has a special place in my heart.

  • belleville
  • Illinois
Marcia Wendland said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2020 at 10:19 AM

John, i am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Doy‘s intelligence sense of Humor, unsurpassed compassion as a nurse. I am privileged to have worked with her at Renal Care and Davita and to have been her friend. With deep sympathy Dr. Wendland

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Butch and Gerri McGuire said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2020 at 7:49 PM

John, we are so sorry for your loss. Doy was a wonderful lady. We have so many great memories. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and our deepest sympathy. Butch and Gerri

  • SMITHTON
  • Illinois
Debbie and Alan Hackleman said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2020 at 6:18 PM

We were so blessed to be part of her and John's life these last few years. God gained an angel and we lost a dear friend 💔

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois

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