Shirley Klingler

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Shirley Ann Klingler, nee Peters, 92, of Belleville, IL, born November 15, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at St. Paul’s Retirement Community, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Klingler was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and was active in the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Paul J. Klingler, whom she married on August 12, 1950, and who died on May 20, 2013; her parents, George F. and Erna M., nee Becker, Peters; and a sister, Dorothy Severit.

Surviving are a son, David (Debra) Klingler of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Patricia Beshears of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, James (Lori) Barganier of Belleville, IL, Nicole (Robert) Rice of Belleville, IL, Kelly (Zach) Brandt of Belleville, IL, and Robert Klingler of Warrenton, MO;
nine great-grandchildren, Zakery and Reese Barganier, Brendan, Madeline, and Kellen Klingler, Rose and Mary Rice, and Jamison and Piper Brandt.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.

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


7 Comments on Shirley Klingler

Angela M Oates said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2019 at 4:42 AM

From the first day Ms. Klingler came to St. Paul's to my. Last day she was always one of my favorites. She always told you how she felt one way, or the other. I'm truly going to miss her very much. You have my deepest condolences.

  • East Saint Louis
  • Illinois
Bob Bruss said : Guest Report Apr 01, 2019 at 7:57 PM

Patty and Dave and family Prayers to you all. Sorry I could not be there but are thinking of you all.

  • belleville
  • IL
La'Tesha Akins said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2019 at 5:38 AM

To the family of Mother Shirley, I never got to meet any of you when I worked at St Paul. I worked the night shift.Mother Shirley was a patient of mine,I always looked forward to coming to work because if she up at night she will make my day.She would sometimes ring her light and say she could not get any sleep because she heard a bunch of music and she wanted it to stop, of course it was her room mate who had her tv up loud and I had to tell her room mate to turn her tv down.I am so sorry about your loss,she was a fun patient who always made me laugh especially when I would ask her was she wet and she would always say I am dry, but it was the way that she said it,so cherish the smile, the times that you all had with Mother Shirley and keep them close to your heart,I will pray for your family that you all have peace during this difficult time

  • Cahokia
  • Illinois
Anne Mongiovi said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2019 at 3:01 PM

Nicole and family, sincere condolences in the loss of your grandmother. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand.

  • Troy
  • IL
Wayne Jennings said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2019 at 8:23 PM

Patti, Dave & Family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have good memories of her and your dad "back in the day." May you all find strength in Christ during the difficult days ahead. Blessings.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
City of Belleville Police & Fire Pension Funds said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2019 at 6:01 PM

We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family. Peace be with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Janet Metzger said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2019 at 12:55 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. I know she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was always there for all of you. May time help relieve your sorrows and replace it with many fond memories!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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