Sue Ann Mueller

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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 or BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at 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.


9 Comments on Sue Ann Mueller

Karen Morriss said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2023 at 3:31 PM

May you find peace and comfort in knowing your mom touched so many lives. I bet she was an amazing woman because you my sweet friend have a piece of her in you. Prayers and love for you and your family 🤍🕊️

  • Talladega
  • AL
Kathleen Powers said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2023 at 8:25 AM

No matter the distance Sue and I kept up with our children's lives and our friendship. Sue was such a go-getter from VBS, the festivals, bingo and many other occasions. Her food was always made with love and was always excellent! I will miss her dearly. Tiff and Lucas know how much your Mom loved you and was VERY proud of you both. Love you! Kathy

  • Vass
  • North Carolina
Amanda said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 9:42 PM

Tiffany, describing your mother as a force of nature would be an understatement, without question. She was 1 of the strongest people I've ever met, & she loved you devotedly & with passion. I've seen her strength in you for 20+ years, & I know she was exceptionally proud of the woman you've become, as she no doubt saw that the same strength. She was absolutely dedicated to helping & caring for you & Lucas both, & I will always remember her with the deepest respect.

  • Carlyle
  • Il
Sherry Oexner Greiman said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 9:14 PM

Prayers for the entire family. I grew up with Sue and have many fond neighborhood memories.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Linda Fuehne said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 7:20 PM

I am very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I worked with her at MMS. Sue was dedicated to helping the handicapped student she was assigned. She was always good-humored and enjoyed having fun. She especially enjoyed talking about her children Tiffany and Lucas.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Jessi Rimmy Darnell said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 2:38 PM

May your loving memories of Sue Carry you on on through your time of her passing. Your heart will never be the same. But may you feel love Everytime you hear her name. Bc love and light still remain.

  • Pompano Beach
  • FL said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 12:19 PM

Mama Mueller will be greatly missed! She always made me smile when I got to see her on her visits to Tiffany. I’ll never forget the hot firemen story - bless those poor men who had no idea what to expect from the force of nature they got to meet that night. I feel privileged to have got the chance to know her.

  • Birmingham
  • AL
Joy Hull said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2023 at 11:58 AM

My heart & prayers are with you and your family for supernatural peace, strength and healing

  • Birmingham
  • AL
Ronda and Danny Beck said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2023 at 1:21 PM

Tiffany and Lucas, We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Your mom was one of a kind. She loved our big blonde Beck family in a special way. At church she loved to hold the youngest and let them play with her jewelry. She did all she could to help our family with practical things like a nice meal out or grocery shopping. We could only repay her with prayers and of course big hugs. Praying her generous spirit will live on through the 2 of you. Many prayers for you at this difficult time.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

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