Joseph McGuire

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Joseph E. McGuire, 77, of Smithton, IL, born October 25, 1943, in Florissant, MO, died Monday, December 14, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. McGuire was a painter and a member of the Painters Local #85, Belleville, IL, before his retirement.  He was a member of the Smithton Sportsman’s Club and a past-member of the 76ers American Legion Baseball League.

He was preceded in death by his wife and partner for more than 30 years, Susan K., nee Plessa, McGuire, whom he married on September 8, 2003, in Pigeon Forge, TN, and who died on May 5, 2020; his parents, Joseph E. and Marcella, M., nee Zoeller, McGuire; and a brother, James R. McGuire.

Surviving are his children, Joseph McGuire, Mark McGuire, Julie McGuire, Shannon McGuire, and Richard McGuire, Kevin Koesterer, Tina Koesterer;
five grandchildren, Michael Freeman, Sean McGuire, Joseph McGuire, Joshua McGuire, and Marcella McGuire;
six great-grandchildren, Avery McGuire, Austin McGuire, Isaac McGuire, Patrick McGuire, Joey McGuire, and Jace Freeman;
six brothers and sisters, Patricia (James) Nordmann, Timothy J. (Linda) McGuire, Kate McGuire, Daniel (Carolyn) McGuire, Michael (Mary Ann) McGuire, and Leo “Butch” (Gerry) McGuire;
a sister-in-law, Tottie (Vicki Young) Plessa;
and many nieces and nephews.

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

Per Joseph’s wishes, cremation services were held.

Burial of cremains will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


5 Comments on Joseph McGuire

Cindy Taylor said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Julie and Shannon. So sorry for your loss. I worked for your Dad and he was a wonderful man. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kennetha "Keni" Cook Bishop said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM

I am sorry to read of Joe's passing. My mother Maxine Cook was a friend of the McGuire's years ago and I used to babysit for them. Rest In Peace Joe... always such a nice man. Kennetha "Keni" Cook Bishop

  • Stockbridge
  • GA
Malissa Martin said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2020 at 5:14 PM

Joe and Mark...sorry to hear of your Dad...we shared so many childhood times...with you guys... the house on main in Smithton....

  • Lawrenceburg
  • Indiana
Peggy & Brian Strong said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 3:03 PM

Jules, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
lonnie casey and amy uffelmann said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 10:09 AM

we hope the best through these difficult times for the entire family.

  • mascoutah
  • il

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