Jeanne Coyne

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Jeanne M. Coyne, nee Elmore, 95, of Belleville, IL, born October 14, 1922, in Greenfield, IL, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center in Swansea, IL.

Jeanne spent several years working at the National Stock Yards Bank in East St. Louis, IL, and met her husband, Thomas “Ken” Coyne, while working there.  She later graduated from SIU-E and taught grade school at Immaculate Conception School in Columbia, IL.  She then taught for 15 years at Blessed Sacrament School in Belleville until she retired in 1987.  Jeanne was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was also an avid Notre Dame football fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas “Ken” Coyne; and her parents, Barney E. and Lavilla, nee Finney, Elmore of Greenfield, IL.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. Coyne of Belleville, IL, and Gregory K. (Gigi) Coyne of Port St. Lucie, FL; a daughter, Ann Coyne Coates of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Ricky K. Jr. (Jennifer) Coates of Belleville, IL, and Kelly (Scott) Martin of Belleville, IL; three great-grandchildren, Braeden Coates, and Aiden and Cameron Martin, all of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Marjorie A., nee Elmore, Koehm of Greenfield, IL;
a sister-in-law, Lucille Kaesberg of Belleville, IL;
nieces and nephews;
and many cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Rehab for their care and kindness over the past four years.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. James E. Margason officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Jeanne Coyne

Henry & Pam Beykirch said : Guest Report May 02, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Greg, Tom and Ann as hard as it is to say goodbye, you know she’s happy to see your dad and the whole gang. I remember the first time I met your mom in the Beykirch basement. Always hold onto those good memories, no one can ever take those away. Sorry I couldn’t be there today, but the most important one was able to make it.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Ruth Willett said : Guest Report May 02, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Condolences from Ray & Ruthie Willett ??

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Debbie Dixon said : Guest Report May 02, 2018 at 12:42 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Jean has passed. I have known Jean all my life and only met her a few times when I was in IL. Once was when my mother & I flew back for my mom’s 35th class reunion from Notre Dame High School. I talked to Jean on the phone many times when she would call to talk to my mom and I always answered the phone when I was younger. Jean and my mother (Mary Jo Clark Dixon) were young friends who stayed in touch after my mom, dad and sister moved to Florida in 1956 and had me a year later. The Christmas & birthday cards, letters, pictures of families and talks on the phone thru out the years until my mom got sick and passed in July 2011. Jean was a very special lady that will be missed too.

  • Clearwater
  • Florida
Butch Curran Terry Council said : Guest Report May 01, 2018 at 5:58 PM

After the darkness the daylight shines through. After the showers the rainbow's in view. After life's heartaches there comes from above, the peace and the comfort of God's healing love. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Butch & Terry

  • Bellville
  • Illinois
Linda Kaspar said : Guest Report May 01, 2018 at 10:58 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was always very kind and thoughtful! At times, she was doubtful about our “good times!” Sorry, I will not be able to attend her service.

  • Collinsville
  • Ill

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