Shirley Kling

Shirley Kling
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Shirley Ann Kling, nee Hankammer, 96, or “Nan” by all who knew and loved her, born February 16, 1920, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, October 28, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Shirley retired from St. Clair County Jury Commission after 32 years of service.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Kling, whom she married on August 20, 1942; her parents, George and Alvera, nee Decker, Hankammer; sister and brother-in-law, June and Leroy Schaefer; brother and sister-in-law, George and Rose Hankammer; in-laws, Alphonse and Louise Kling; and  sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gladys and Clay Barber.

Surviving are her two children, son, Michael E. Kling of Belleville, IL,
and daughter, Mary Beth (Dennis) Becker of Swansea, IL.
The joy of her life were her four grandsons, Scott (Colleen) Becker of Shiloh, IL,
Ryan (Cara) Becker of Jackson, MO,
Sean Becker of San Diego, CA,
and Brett Becker of St. Louis, MO;
seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Collin,
Cayden, Mia, Cole,
Charlotte “Charlie”, and Crue;
a brother, Charles R. Hankammer of San Francisco, CA;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to The Backstoppers Inc. or to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, or 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

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

Condolences Left For Shirley Kling

So sorry for your loss Mike. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Elaine Hanradt

Elaine Hanradt, Belleville , Il, 62220

Mary Beth,

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a lovely person. Hugs to you and your family.

Mary Smith, , ,

Mary Beth, Michael, and Families,

Our sincere condolences on your dear mother’s passing. My mother always enjoyed the time she spent with Shirley at Mother’s Club at St. Teresa’s. I enjoyed the times I saw Shirley and spoke with her at the court house. She was a sweet and lovely lady.

Kevin Kubitschek and family

Kevin K. Kubitschek, Belleville, IL, 62220

Mary Beth so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was one sweet and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have lots of childhood memories. Love to all

Linda (Clement)Farris, Dyer, Indiana, 46311

Mary Beth,
I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I’m sure you can feel at peace, knowing how she valued all the time you spent with her while she was here. My sincerest condolences.

Elaine Schneider Ramsay, Collinsville, IL, 62234


So sorry about the loss of your mother.Your family is in my prayers

Susan Nold

Susan Nold, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243


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