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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.