Elizabeth Koval

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Elizabeth Koval, nee Stellhorn, 48, of Ballwin, MO, born January 23, 1974, in Logan, UT, died Friday, December 16, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Elizabeth grew up in Freeburg, IL, started her own loving family in Ballwin, MO, but her soul was always by the ocean.  Elizabeth treasured her family, friends, patients and especially her pets. Elizabeth was a generous soul who gave with every ounce of her heart.  She brightened any room she entered and was a stranger to know one.  This was nowhere more evident than the 25 years of her nursing career that she devoted solely to oncology care.  She often kept in touch with her patients years after their treatment was through, creating lifetime friendships.  This ocean girl will be deeply missed but forever loved and remembered by those who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rolland and Alice Stellhorn, and John and Olive Webster; and her father-in-law, Joseph P. Koval.

Surviving are her husband, George Koval; a son, Lucas Joseph Koval; her parents, Ronnie and Rosemary, nee Webster, Stellhorn; many other extended family and friends; and her beloved canines, Max and Indy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Bruce Keseman officiating.

Burial will be at Marissa Township Cemetery, Marissa, IL.



14 Comments on Elizabeth Koval

Susan Wilson and Jim Zirngibl said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 6:39 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you George and Lucas. Elizabeth was such a great neighbor and a warm and caring person. Always coming out to chat, always happy and smiling no matter how she felt. I’ll always remember her calling for Indy to “come get a cookie.” She will be greatly missed. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Ballwin
  • Missouri
Katie Elrod said : Guest Report Dec 23, 2022 at 8:52 PM

My deepest sympathies on your loss, Eluzabeth took care of my Dad when he was undergoing chemo. She was a great, very caring nurse.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois
Linda & Jay Krieg said : Guest Report Dec 23, 2022 at 6:18 PM

Always know she will always be with you, carried in your hearts Remember all the smiles and happy memories of your sweet sunshine and she will live forever.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Jay and LINDA KRIEG said : Guest Report Dec 23, 2022 at 6:16 PM

Our hearts go out to the families at this sad time Please know she will always be with you in your hearts. Remember all the smiles and memories you made together

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Irene Miller said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 1:38 PM

I have such fond memories of Elizabeth and all our summer pool parties back in Kirkwood. She was always so happy. My heart goes out to Ron and Rosie, George and Lucas. God bless you all.

  • Tasmpa
  • Florida
Steve Gillen said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 3:05 PM

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Elizabeth, George and Lucas such wonderful neighbors for all these years. Always a wave and a smile and always looking out for each other in the neighborhood. God Bless!

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Charis Hoffman said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 9:52 AM

Elizabeth has been one of my favorite friends for a very long time. Her love for her family, patients and coworkers was always known. My heart goes out to all of you during this time. Elizabeth will never be forgotten!

  • Highland
  • IL
Sarah Boyce said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 8:30 AM

I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during the time.

  • Ballwin
  • Missouri
David said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 7:22 AM

Ron and Rose, our deep condolence, you are in our prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • IL.
Gina Keller said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 11:23 PM

My deepest sympathies to Elizabeth’s family and friends. Wishing for George and Lucas comfort and healing. Elizabeth is truly one of my favorite people. Her positive energy and smile could turn anyone’s day around. I always looked forward to our visits and I will very much miss our conversations.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Rex and Elinor Egelston said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2022 at 2:58 PM

Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of Elizabeth. She was a gifted woman which many admired.

  • Belleville
  • IL
A. Morgan and Family said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2022 at 1:35 PM

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joyce Ingold said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2022 at 11:53 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Joann Christensen said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2022 at 10:38 AM

I was truly sorry to learn of Elizabeth’s passing. Every time I came to work I received the most cheerful hello, good morning from Elizabeth. It was a wonderful way to start my day. She was a caring nurse to the patients at the CWW. My sympathies to Elizabeth’s family. May your faith and memories give you comfort.

  • Maryland Heights
  • Mo

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