Jeanne had worked as the grocery manager for Wessel’s Market in Smithton, IL, for 15 years. She was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress, costume-maker, and all-around craftswoman, whether it be at needlecrafts, stained-glass windows, or gardening. Jeanne was a warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Raymond H. Buss Jr., whom she married on March 8, 1963, and who died on November 5, 2006; her parents, Paul and Marcella, nee Koch, Gundlach; aunts and uncles; in-laws; and her beloved parrot, Pickles.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Tom) Walla of Columbia, IL;
her son, John (Stacy) Buss of Smithton, IL;
and five grandchildren, Nicole and Sarah Walla,
and Matthew, Nathan, and Abby Buss.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Inc., 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL 62223, or to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the funeral home with Deacon Gerry Bach officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
I only new Jeanne a few short years, you couldn’t ask for a kinder person who always made you feel welcome,you are one sweet lady, our hearts go out to the family!!!
chris parciak, belleville, il, 62226
May God be with all of you and bring you comfort and peace at this time. Our prayers are with you. We knew your parents from high school, Marriage Encounter and when they were in business. You now have two angels in heaven watching over all of you.
Joe and Kathleen Davis, Linwood, KS, 66052
Susan, John and family please accept my deepest sympathy. Your mother was a wonderful person and I loved her very much. I can be there as I am out of town but I will Prayer for all of you in this time of your loss.
Tara Barriger Tota, OFallon, Illinois, 62269
Jeanne and I were friends in high school. so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my condolences.
JUDY GUNDLACH, COLUMBIA, IL, 62236
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jeanne’s death. We went to high school together and I knew both her and Ray. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Mary Beth (Krein) Piekarski, Surprise, Arizona, 85374