Elaina Buescher

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Elaina Kathryn Buescher, 19, of Belleville, IL, born April 8, 2000, in Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.

Ellie was a 2014 graduate of Our Lady Queen of Peace and a 2018 graduate of Belleville West, receiving high honors and graduating Magna Cum Laude.  She went on to study Biology and Spanish at Saint Louis University.  Ellie was an exceptional student, an established artist, a gifted musician, and an enduring friend to all, a loving and devoted sister, and a peaceful soul.  She shared her talents generously and left a significant influence to all she encountered.  Her gifts and talents will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Sue Buescher, nee Buettner, who died on May 7, 2014; and her maternal grandfather, Philip Buettner.

Surviving are her father, Brian E. Buescher of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Anna and Norah Buescher;
her paternal grandparents, Lee and Mary Buescher;
her maternal grandmother Marianne Buettner;
and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation, Camp Keseem, or to Our Lady Queen of Peace in Belleville. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Cremation services were held, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


13 Comments on Elaina Buescher

Brenda Hukel said : Guest Report May 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM

My heart goes out to beautiful Elaina and her family. Heaven brought home another angel.

  • Broad Brook
  • CT
Elizabeth Milnarik said : Guest Report May 20, 2019 at 9:52 PM

My heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss.

  • Washington
  • DC
Alka said : Guest Report May 15, 2019 at 11:40 PM

I met Ellie at SLU. She was a good friend, good student, amazing artist, and exceptional person. When I first found out what had happened, I was shocked and angry. However, I know how difficult the battle has been and that she is now at peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Olive Branch
  • MS
Alka said : Guest Report May 15, 2019 at 11:38 PM

I met Ellie at SLU. Ellie was a good friend, good student, amazing artist, and exceptional person. When I found out about her passing, I was shocked and angry. However, I know how tough the battle was, and that she is now at peace. I am very sorry for you loss.

  • Olive Branch
  • MS
Jayne Kmitta said : Guest Report May 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM

As a teacher, it is rare to get to teach a student that stands out from all the rest for their exceptional talent. Ellie was exceptional in music, her class work and her positive attitude as she fought this medical challenge with such courage. Her life may have been short, but she left a huge imprint on all the people that crossed her path. Brian, you have raised not only one exceptional child but three exceptional children! Praying now for Brian, Anna, and Norah during this time of heartache.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Regina Wigger said : Guest Report May 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM

I never met Ellie but no one bragged about their grandchildren more than her Grandma Mary. Ellie was such an integral part of the family and I know she will be missed every day. I felt the need to do something for the family, but did not know what, so I prayed for Ellie and put her on several prayer chains to be prayed for. I know she is pain free and with her momma, both resting in the arms of our eternal God. My thoughts and prayers will remain with all of you for days and weeks to come. God Bless you all and may your sorrow be comforted by all the remarkable, wonderful memories you have made thru the years.

  • Saint Peters
  • Missouri
Fr Joe Laramie SJ said : Guest Report May 09, 2019 at 8:57 PM

I work at SLU. I was blessed to know Ellie this year, and share several good conversations with her. What a joyful, talented young woman! I admire her courage during a tough fight with cancer. Prayers promised

  • St Louis
  • MO
Tim and Cathy Nesbit said : Guest Report May 08, 2019 at 3:03 AM

We are so sad for all of you. We pray for comfort and strength. I know there are no words so please just know we are praying. Love, The Nesbit Family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Kim and Ben Hoffmann said : Guest Report May 07, 2019 at 2:35 AM

Ellie was a light to this world. I have countless memories of watching her grow up! Every time I think of her wonderful, brilliant, quirky, honest, authentic personality, I smile. She was one-of-a-kind and the truest and most creative and genuine first-friend we could have hoped for for our daughter. Brian, you and Pam created such amazing daughters. We love you all and are so very sorry for your loss and grief.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marcia Gehlhausen said : Guest Report May 06, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Brian, thought and prayers for you and your family.

  • Fairview heights
  • IL - Illinois
MARY BENFER said : Guest Report May 06, 2019 at 8:22 PM

My heart aches for this family. First the mother and now the daughter. Praying for healings and comfort for the entire family. May the lord lift you up during this difficult time.

  • IL
David and Pat Fischer said : Guest Report May 06, 2019 at 6:25 PM

Mary, Lee, Brian and family, What a beautiful lady! By being part of your family we know she was loved more than anyone could imagine. It is just so sad to lose such a marvelous person to such a horrible disease breaking hearts everywhere. We know your strong faith in God will get you through this. We offer strength and support for you all and wish we were around to give you hugs. Love you, David and Pat Fischer

  • Windsor
  • CO
Jane M Gaubatz said : Guest Report May 04, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Mary and Family I am so sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. My sympathy and prayers for all of your family. Jane

  • Il

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