Sue Ann Mueller, nee Smith, 66, of Swansea, IL, died Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, following medical complications.
Sue was born August 11, 1956, to Roy and Devona, nee Rathke, Smith of Belleville, IL. Sue attended the Academy of Notre Dame and graduated high school from Althoff Catholic High School. She loved playing cards with her family. She will be remembered for her mostaccioli, cheesecake, and chocolate covered strawberries.
Sue worked at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville while attending college. Sue was very active at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, IL. Sue loved her job as a paraprofessional in Mascoutah schools, and the students she worked with brought joy into her life. She served for many years as a parent volunteer for various music education programs, including Mascoutah High School Colorguard/Winterguard, Capital Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, The Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, and The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.
Sue was very proud of her two children and avidly followed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Alabama Crimson Tide.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy J. and Devona Marie Smith; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Pearl Mueller.
Sue is survived by her two children, Tiffany Rosanne Mueller of Savannah, GA and Lucas Alexander Mueller of Swansea, IL;
her siblings, Karen Smith (Gerald) Cullar of Houston, TX, Roy G. “Jerry” (Sandy) Smith, Ronald P. (Janice) Smith, Laura E. (David) Sauerwein, and Christine M. (Robert “Dusty”) Cole, all of Belleville, IL; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Karla Smith Behavioral Health https://karlasmithbehavioralhealth.org/2022-donate/ or BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com. We encourage you to share your positive memories or acts of kindness.
Please mourn in the way that suits you best, but Sue’s family is choosing to celebrate Sue by wearing the bright colors that she loved. We encourage you to honor her love of color and patterns in clothing or accessories at both the visitation and the funeral.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2023, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.