Kay Sax

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Fortified by the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Kay Sax, nee Sandheinrich, 84, of Millstadt, IL, born May 24, 1938, in Belleville, IL, passed peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Sax was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Kay was an avid Cardinals and Billikens fan, as well as a fan of all sports, music, theatre, and other activities in which her children and grandchildren participated.

She enjoyed playing board and card games, especially with her grandchildren and loving caregivers. She never met a stranger and would talk your ear off if you’d let her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Robert G. Sax, whom she married on May 5, 1959, and who died February 19, 2004; a son, Donald Sax who died in July 2022; and her parents, George and Alma, nee Bertke, Sandheinrich.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Sax and Ron Sax; three daughters, Barbie (John) Duncan, Jean (Gordon) Meyer, and Mary Jo (Jim) Moehle; a daughter-in-law Mary Kay Eise Sax; 13 grandchildren, Megan (Jay) Peters, Ryan (Megan) Sax, Alan (Stephanie) Sax, Ian Sax, Andrew Sax, Josh (Mikayla) Duncan, Emilye (Nick) Lombardo, Marty Meyer, Miles Meyer, Garrett Meyer, Jack Moehle, Sidney Moehle, and Gus Moehle; and seven great-grandchildren, Henry and Ella Peters, Callie and Jana Sax, and Maria, Scottie and Jesse Duncan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cardinals Care at 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 or online. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, 120 North Illinois Street in Belleville, IL and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1706 West Main Street, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Jack McEvilly officiating.

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


20 Comments on Kay Sax

Lea England said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2023 at 2:20 PM

A smile that covered so much. She will be missed but never forgotten. Provided so much love to so many. With all our love, Right at Home. The Sax family will always be in our prayers.

  • IL
Paul Czerniejewski said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2023 at 8:03 PM

Condolences to the entire Sax family. May she rest in peace.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Luke VP said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2023 at 11:30 AM

My deepest condolence go to Ryan and the rest of the Sax family. My family had known Mrs. Sax for many years and and it breaks by heart to hear of her passing. Ryan, please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all!

  • Chicago
  • IL
Tom Sautman said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 7:18 PM

Condolence to the Sax family, I knew them from working at the News Democrat under your Dad. I' m at Grand Manor Retirement Center Swansea..

  • Swansea
  • IL
Janet Rolek said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 5:04 PM

My very deepest sympathy to everyone. Kay was a lovely person who always shared a story about her family who she loved so very much. She will be missed. May she Rest In Eternal Peace.🌾

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Nancy Lickenbrock Truttmann said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 3:17 PM

I am Marvin & Claire Lickenbrock’s other daughter. I too enjoyed seeing Kay, usually when shopping. She was always so sweet & funny to talk to. My deepest sympathy to her family. We will pray for her to rest in peace!

  • IL
Dianne Holtman said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 5:45 PM

I was so sad to hear about Kay Ann. She and my dad, Marvin Lickenbrock, were first cousins. She was a joy to be around and I will never forget her. My deepest sympathy to all.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Mike, Sheri, and Parker Mertens said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 12:15 PM

Barbie and family - Our deepest condolences to all of you. We pray that you find peace and healing through our Lord. Love to all.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Laura Shemonia said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 11:24 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. It was an honor taking care of Ms. Kay. In the short time I was with her, I immediately recognized a beautiful loving family. I pray for your peace and comfort

  • maeystown
  • IL
Kevin Wade said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 11:03 AM

Jerry, Ron, Barb, Jean, and Mary Jo, sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her attending all of the Musicals, plays, sporting events and everything that you all were involved in at Althoff. She will be sorely missed by one and all! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. The Wade family.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Robin Goodwin Gutzler said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 10:16 AM

My heart goes out to Mary Jo, Jerry and the whole Sax family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom.

  • New Canaan
  • CT
Tom Egel said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 8:30 AM

So sorry to hear about your mom. What a great photo of her! It brought back fond memories. She was always such a sweet and caring person.

  • Ann Arbor
  • MI
Kathy Clanfield said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2023 at 6:27 AM

Jerry, Ron, Barb, Jean, and Mary Jo, you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved mom so soon after the loss of your brother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy (Kiehl) Clanfield

  • Lake Geneva
  • WI
Kim and Joe Lautner said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 9:24 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/mother-in-law. Hoping you find comfort as you cherish your memories of her. Joe and Kim Lautner and family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jan Watson said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 9:16 PM

Barbie and the entire Sax family, My condolences to all of you on the loss of your mom. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Anne Warnecke said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 4:39 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Sax family. Kay was a classmate of my sister, and her bubbly personality was always so refreshing and beautiful. May she rest in eternal peace.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Monsignor John Myler said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 1:35 PM

Always such a kind and gracious lady! May she Rest In Peace. JTMyler

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jennifer White said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 12:46 PM

My condolences to the entire Sax family. It was my pleasure being able to assist in caring for Ms. Kay. Over time, she became a great grandmother figure and family. I will never forget the memories made and she'll forever have a place in my heart. ❤️

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Sharon Fahrner said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 12:24 PM

Barbie, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you & your family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you all.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Timothy Conlon said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 12:17 PM

May God welcome your mom into his eternally warm embrace. May He grant you the strength to accept and understand His will for you. May He grant you His peace now and forever.

  • Austin
  • TX

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