Shirley Hailstone

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Shirley M. Hailstone, nee Idelman, 91, of Belleville, IL, born May 18, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Bria of Belleville, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Hailstone was a loving wife to her husband, James Hailstone. She was also very devoted to her God. Shirley enjoyed doing embroidery, growing flowers, and loved spending time with her grandkids. She was also an animal lover, especially for her cat, Boots, and her two grand dogs, Phoebe and Holly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Hailstone; and her parents, Phillip and Viola, nee Etling, Maurer.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna M. Kouao De Blaise, and Debbie Hailstone;
three grandchildren, Christopher L. Pirtle, Scott V. Brotherton Jr., and Jax Kouao De Blaise;
and two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Ethan Pirtle

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Stovall officiating.  Masks are required.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Shirley Hailstone

Joann Slankard said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 12:46 PM

I’m praying for you and your family, Donna. May God’s blessings of peace hope joy and love fill you along this journey and beyond. You may rely on our Lord during this time of loss and your friends and church family too. Amen.

  • St.Louis
  • MO
David Carr said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 4:38 PM

I got to know Shirley over the past few years and she was always very gracious, sweet and appreciative whenever we met. I know that she is now free from anxiety and stress and hope for comfort and peace for Donna, Debbie, and Jax.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO

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