Sharon Priester

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Sharon Lee Priester, nee Yeater, 77, of Belleville, IL, born June 5, 1946, in Davenport, IA, died Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Swansea Rehab and Health Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Priester was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Belleville, IL, and was a volunteer at the Faith Baptist Food Pantry. She loved to listen to religious music and enjoyed sewing and quilt making. Sharon was a United States Army veteran.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Gerald “Jerry” Priester, whom she married on October 27, 1978, and who died on December 19, 2014; her parents, Norman and Genevieve, nee Eastman, Yeater; four brothers, James LaGrange, and Foster, Joseph, and Richard Yeater; and a sister, Sandra Schilling.

She is survived by her four children, Glennon Priester, Melissa Schmidt, Sara Priester, and Joshua Priester;
ten grandchildren, Tyler, Abigail, Cayla,Jordyn, Annette, Abel, Glenn and Julie, Oberon and Osiris;
two brothers, Charles (Laura) Yeater and Robert Grant;
a sister, Eileen Hazel Cotler;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Food Pantry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Charles Yeater officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


10 Comments on Sharon Priester

Sandra Armfield said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2023 at 12:05 PM

Sharon had a great laugh and we seemed to see something funny in just about everything

  • Belleville
  • Il
William LaGrange said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2023 at 3:17 PM

Sure it's nice to know she's no longer suffering she was always nice to me I will never forget the things she did for me she was a very nice lady Lord be with you 🌹🌹🙏🙏❤️

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sheila Barlock said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 10:17 PM

So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all Alwayshad fun with Sharon she was a sweet friends ❤

  • Granite, City
  • Il
Shirley Judd said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 6:41 PM

🙏ing for Josh, Melissa and Sarah Plus the rest of Sharon’s family and friends; in your loss! I am glad to have known her!!

  • Callahan
  • FL. zip 32011
Shirley Judd said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 6:37 PM

To Melissa, Sarah, Josh, and Sharons ither loved ones: I am sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing from this life!! I have some good memories of her! I am glad she had Christ as her Saviour.! 🙏ing for you in your sorrow. Shirley Judd

  • Callahan
  • Fl.
Andrea Asa Sonnenberg said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 11:34 AM

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Sharon was always so kind to me and had a silly sense of humor. She'll always be in my memories, and your family will remain in my thoughts.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim & Shars Denson said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 9:56 AM

We are i We are so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful Christian woman. She will be missed.

  • Peoria
  • IL
Amanda Yeater Vega said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2023 at 8:47 PM

I loved you, Aunt Sharon. You will be missed.

  • Waxhaw
  • NC
Rhonda ATM said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2023 at 8:41 PM

I'm really sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • Black Jack Mo
  • Mo
April Kehrer Rogers said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2023 at 7:35 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

  • Quakertown
  • Pa

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