George Moorleghen

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George Francis Moorleghen, 71, of Belleville, IL, born February 11, 1946, in Breeze, IL, died Friday, August 18, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by family in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Moorleghen was a United States Army veteran.  He was a retired Systems Analyst for the Veterans Administration.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer G. and Francis A., nee Heimann, Moorleghen; a brother Charles Moorleghen; and a sister, Janet Barringhaus.

Surviving are his wife, Babette Kathryne, nee Norton, Moorleghen;
four daughters, Karensa (Rodney) Murphy, Kimberly (Jesse) Fulkerson, Mikaya Moorleghen, and Joyce Moorleghen;
two sons, Michael (Alicia) Moorleghen, and Evan Moorleghen;
nine grandchildren, Ryan (Stacy) Murphy, Kayla (Joshua) Donaldson,Kelsey Murphy, Theodore “TJ” (Sam) Evans,  Andrew “AJ” Evans, Tyla Moorleghen,
Caden Moorleghen, Nikolai Moorleghen and Wyatt Fulkerson;
four great-grandchildren, Aiden Murphy, Kylynn Murphy, Ryker Murphy, and Nora Donaldson;
two sisters, Carol (Lorne) Vincent, and Vera (Jay) Huffman;
two brothers, Maurice (Ruth) Moorleghen and Rich (MaryAnn) Moorleghen;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Hal Santos officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL


15 Comments on George Moorleghen

Glenn n Mary Herrmann said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Bobby n family, Glenn n I remember u from Full Gospel Fellowship. We know he was dedicated to the Lord.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kelsey Murphy said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 10:56 PM

Grandpa, this has been the toughest week I've had in a while. Knowing you're in heaven and at peace has been so comforting. I will always cherish our memories and I can't thank you enough for being the best grandpa a girl could have. There was nothing you wouldn't do for any of us kids. You are so missed grandpa. I love you more than words could ever say and will miss you for the rest of my life. Please watch over us and keep us a seat at your table. When I get there be ready to share your biscuits and gravy with me. Just like the good ol' days. Love always, Kelsey

  • Dayton
  • Ohio
Mickey Williamson said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2017 at 4:52 PM

I cannot say my good bye in person to my classmate and friend. ..please, Babette, know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. George was a good friend to all and I know he loved his family greatly. Peace to George and the family

  • trenton
  • Illinois
Pat Miller said : Guest Report Aug 21, 2017 at 1:32 AM

Please accept my most sincerest sympathy Babette and family. You are in my heart and prayers at this most difficult and sad time. I know what a wonderful man George was. Know that you are loved!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dave & Ryth Bush said : Guest Report Aug 21, 2017 at 12:17 AM

Bobbie, Kim and family, we are so saddened to hear of George's passing. We rejoice that he is a child of God and is now with his Savior. May the good Lord keep you in his care. Dave & Ruth

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819 or Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980, for immediate assistance if required.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Anne May said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 8:29 PM

George, You were a Faithful Friend and a father to my and so many other children. Rest in peace. Keep the fire burning till we join you in your home in heaven. Your door was always open and I know it will be there also. May your family be comforted and not blame me too much for the skunk hat!

  • Warrensburg
  • MO
Kelsie Kropff said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 8:16 PM

So sorry for your loss.

  • Corryton
  • Tn
Janice (Dockhorn)Sutton said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 1:26 PM

May God be with you and the family as you go thru this difficult time. God bless and watch over you all and walk with you till you meet again on those heavenly shores George will be waiting patiently for that wonderful reunion I love you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Hoyt
  • Ks
Felicia Malone-McCormick said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 5:22 AM

We send our sincere prayers and condolences. My life has been blessed to have know him since I was 10 years old. Being best friends with Kari was the best thing in my life. I remember the station wagon and him helping put our car on the dolly to drive to Colotado. He will truly me missed.

  • Denver
  • Colorado
Cheryl Buescher said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 3:31 AM

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lynn & Brett Domescik said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2017 at 2:39 AM

May all your precious memories help get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. <3

  • Riverside
  • OH
Anita Moore said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2017 at 10:18 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss of your husband/father. Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. I'll keep the family in my prayers?????????? love...Anita?

  • Dayton
  • Ohio
Richard and Von Stone said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Bobbie and Family, We are so sorry for your loss! George is at peace with his Heavenly Father! May all of you be sustained by all the wonderful memories and happy times you all shared together! Richard and Von Stone

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Annette Stipak said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2017 at 9:10 PM

I am sorry to hear of the loss of my uncle and godfather but feel so blessed to have seen him again this past June. Prayers are with the family!

  • Colorado Springs
  • CO

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