Lois Bevirt

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Lois J. Bevirt, 68, of Belleville, IL, passed away with mercy and grace on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, after a brief battle with cancer.

Lois was born on June 28, 1955, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL. She was the fifth child of Shirley Ruth, nee Dahm, and Hugh Allen Bevirt. Throughout her life, Lois exemplified resilience and determination. Despite the challenges she faced in her final days, she approached each moment with unwavering faith, a sense of humor, and just the right amount of stubbornness.

Lois cherished her education, graduating with pride from St. Luke Catholic Grade School in 1969, and later from BTHS East as part of the Class of 1973.  Her thirst for knowledge led her to McKendree College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.  She continued to expand her skills, learning to play the piano and becoming proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), which she used to sign at Saturday evening masses and assist at the police department. Lois also found a sense of joy and purpose while volunteering at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

Professionally, Lois contributed significantly to the City of Belleville, serving with dedication until her retirement from the Belleville Police Department, November 2, 2013.  Later she embraced a new opportunity at Tamarack Golf Course, Shiloh, IL, leaving a lasting impact on her colleagues and community.

She is reunited in eternal peace with her beloved parents, Hugh and Shirley, nee Dahm, Bevirt; and her siblings Gregory A. Bevirt, Dianne I. Pierce, and Jeffrey H. Bevirt.

She is survived by her loving sister, Nancy S. (Michael) Kovack of Newburgh, IN;
a sister-in-law, Virginia “Ginnah” (Gregory) Bevirt of Papillion, NE;
and a brother-in-law, Robert A. Pierce of Shiloh, IL.

She is also remembered fondly by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, who were all touched by her kindness and generosity.

In honoring Lois’ memory, the family acknowledges the support of her nephew, Christopher Pierce, Sally and Jon Jonas, Kathy Dahm Lowe, and others who shared in her life’s journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, 300 North 60th Street, Belleville, IL 62223. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, April 25, 2024, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Thursday, April 25, 2024, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Michael Arockiam and Msgr. John Myler concelebrating.

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


11 Comments on Lois Bevirt

Susie Dahm Gray said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Rest in Peace Lois.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Mary Dahm-Schell said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2024 at 3:39 PM

Nancy & Mike and family; Bob, Stephanie and Christopher; please accept my and Keith's condolences. Lois was taken too young and so quickly. May she rest in peace with Aunt Shirley and Uncle Allen; and Greg, Dianne and Jeff. Prayers of comfort said for all of you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Thomas Bauer said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2024 at 2:20 PM

I know you will be comforted by family in this time of sorrow.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Greg and Ceely Volkmann said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2024 at 10:07 PM

Please accept our sympathy and may Lois rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Nancy Prather said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2024 at 4:08 PM

I will miss her. Her cosmetologist

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Debby Hannigan said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 8:46 PM

My sympathies to all of Lois' family and friends.

  • Simpsonville
  • SC
Deb Mueth said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 11:41 AM

Rest in peace, Lois.

  • Springfield
  • IL
Barb Lodes said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 7:38 AM

Rest in peace Lois.

  • Trenton
  • IL
Tom Reaka said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2024 at 8:32 PM

Sympathies to all her family. Visited Lois on Tuesday, April 9th at Memorial Shiloh to provide her with the Eucharist, but was she was not able to partake, gave her a blessing. May she rest in peace.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Elaine Hoernis said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2024 at 1:35 PM

Accept our sympathy especially to the Kovack family Russ and Elaine Hoernis & family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Robert Pierce said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2024 at 11:16 AM

God rest your soul Prayer Buddy

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois

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