Rose Marie Sheer

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Rose Marie Sheer, nee Richard, 96, of Belleville, IL, born April 14, 1927, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Sheer was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, who had a deep faith and often prayed to St. Teresa.  She enjoyed going to the casinos, putting puzzles together, playing cards, and could be considered a pinochle shark. She enjoyed all sports, and especially loved Cardinal baseball and Notre Dame football.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert H. Sheer, whom she married on June 10, 1950, and who died on April 14, 2018; her parents, Edward and Agnes, nee Schrader, Richard; a sister, Rita (Russ) Buehlhorn; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Helen Sheer; and a brother-in-law, Jack Sheer.

Surviving are three daughters, Judith A. (Tom) Hoff, Susan L. Sheer (Rick) Mauch, and Debra K. (Kirk) Petchulat; three granddaughters, Kristin S. (Tim) Smith,  Elle L. Cutler (fiancé, Jordan Osmack), and Rachel E. (Kermit) Bravo; two grandsons, Elliot W. Mauch and Stuart C. Mauch; three great-grandchildren, Austin M. Smith, Jack T. Smith, and Charlotte H. Smith; and loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral with Rev. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, officiating.

Private burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Rose Marie Sheer

Sandy (Barker) Shock said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2023 at 9:52 PM

My sympathy on the loss of your Mom. My Mom and yours worked together many years ago and I remember her as a very sweet fashionable lady.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Christine Turner said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2023 at 5:10 PM

Judy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lauren Weinbaum said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2023 at 12:31 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you during this time.

  • El Segundo
  • Ca
Steve and Becky Sudbrink said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2023 at 8:56 AM

Susan and family, our sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Love, hugs, and prayers.

  • El Segundo
  • CA
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2023 at 9:18 PM

Dear Debra & family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. I only met her a few times. She was always kind and sweet. May God bless all of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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