Irene Weiss

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Irene E. Weiss, nee Goeddel, 91, of Smithton, IL, born October 30, 1931, in Waterloo, IL, died Thursday, October 5, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Irene was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, a charter member of the Smithton Historical Society, and former member of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society. The love for her family was the joy of Irene’s life. Her other interests included genealogy, reading, quilting, and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Weiss, whom she married on November 3, 1949, in Waterloo, IL, and who died on January 20, 2018; a son, Elton (Sandra Kay) Weiss; her parents, Alfred and Rose, nee Wiegand, Goeddel; and her sister, Pearl Robinson.

She is survived by a son, Alan Weiss; a daughter, Rebecca Worley; six grandchildren, Tris (Carrie) Weiss, Chi Weiss, Jason Weiss, Shannon (Brad) O’Donnell, Scott (Ashley) Worley, and Luke (Allison) Worley; eight great-grandchildren, Brianna Weiss, Parker Weiss, Killian Weiss, Jason Jr. Weiss, Brody O’Donnell, Julia O’Donnell, Tyler Worley, and Leo Worley; and one great-great-granddaughter on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John U.C.C., Smithton, IL, or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2023, at St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2023, at St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Brian Damrow officiating.

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


2 Comments on Irene Weiss

Tanya Brown said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2023 at 6:01 AM

To the Weiss family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Irene was always nice to me and it was my honor to know her through 30 years of friendship with Chi. She will be missed.

  • Smithton
  • IL
margaret limper said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2023 at 6:45 PM

Sweetest woman I could have known.Now her and grandpa are together watching over there friends and family with God

  • New Athens
  • IL

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