Elise McEvers

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Elise K. McEvers, nee Schiermeier, 89, of Belleville, IL, born August 2, 1933, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Elmwood Nursing and Rehab, Maryville, IL.

Mrs. McEvers had worked in food and nutrition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital before retirement. She was a faithful servant and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, and also Bethany Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, IL. Elise was an avid reader and enjoyed baking. She was very crafty and loved to crochet.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Buddy R. McEvers, whom she married on April 5, 1953, and who died on August 20, 2005; her oldest grandson, William Duffield; three sisters, Dorothy Giess, Marguerite Waldner, and Ethel Wegener; a son-in-law, Craig Duffield; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda McEvers.

Surviving are three daughters, Jean Elaine Duffield of Ridgeway, PA, Kathy Sue (Michael) Janik of Elizabethton, TN, Elissa Kay (Retired Sgt. James) Thomas of Clarkston, MI; a son, Kelly Edward McEvers of Collinsville, IL; 13 grandchildren, Matt Duffield, Elaine Duffield, Katrina Duffield, Sophia Duffield, Anthony Duffield, Patrick Duffield, Nicholas Duffield, Kris Janik, Kirsten Borger, Nico Janik, Kendra Wall, Drew Thomas, and Jason Thomas; numerous great-grandchildren; three nieces Sue Henderson, Elaine Muskopf, and Nina Wegener; and a nephew, Tom Wegener.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Comfort Dog Ministry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. William Engfehr officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Elise McEvers

Anonymous said : Guest Report Dec 24, 2022 at 5:49 PM

She made the best iced tea and potato salad ever. Her interesting presence will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sue Henderson said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2022 at 10:44 AM

I am saddened that she is no longer with us, but so happy for her that she is now with her Lord and Savior and enjoying Heaven with all the saints. Love and comfort to all the family. May you find peace in knowing that she is at peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL 62226
Mick and Wanda McEvers said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2022 at 9:52 PM

Our sister-in-law for many years. A very talented woman who shared her many talents. Was Godmother of our daughter, Wendy. Wish we could be there to tell her goodbye, but age and health prevents that but indeed Elise will be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to the family.

  • Charleston
  • South Carolina
Marilyn Leurig White said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2022 at 4:47 PM

My sympathy and many prayers go out to Elise's family. I remember spending so many wonderful times when we were young out at the farm with Elise. We always had such great times together. She is always in so many of my special memories. A very sweet and caring friend and cousin.

  • Tempe
  • Az
Dick Leurig said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2022 at 1:33 PM

My condolences to the family with God's blessings for Elise. When we were young kids I spent time with her at my Uncle Ed's farm and she recalled those days in a recent mail. My mother, Lillian Schiermeier Leurig, had Elise as a favorite family member along with Buddy. She will always be in my memory.

  • Denton
  • Texas

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