Susan Quirin

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Susan May Quirin, nee Kennedy, 77, of Smithton, IL, born November 11, 1943, in Phoenix, AZ, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Sue was a homemaker, worked as a cook at the former Schnucks Station Restaurant, and as a bus driver for over 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, and the Smithton Senior Citizen Center. She enjoyed playing bingo, card parties with the girls, and going on cruises with her husband to warmer climates.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Francis M. Quirin, whom she married on February 16, 1963, and who died on February 22, 2015; her parents, Roy Kennedy and Helen Kennedy Goode, nee Shefko; two sisters, Lois (Carl) Bauer and Carolyn Sansom; and one brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Kennedy.

Surviving are her three children, Mike (Robin) Quirin of Glen Carbon, IL, Paul (Alice) Quirin of Smithton, IL, and Suzy (Joe) Weilmuenster of Smithton, IL; ten grandchildren, Michael David (Erika) Lanzarini, Joel and Nikki Quirin, David (Shelly) Quirin, Steven (Brittany Wachtel) Quirin, Jacob and Megan Weilmuenster, and Alex, Jessica, and Joshua Erwin; five great-grandchildren, Jason, Isaac, Leon, Niko, and Amelia; a brother, Roy Kennedy of Moreno Valley, CA; a brother-in-law, Roger Quirin of Smithton, IL; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Jerry) Sodam of Fishers, IN; a brother-in-law, Mark (Renee) Quirin of Belleville, IL; many nieces and nephews; and finally, her beloved dog, Cooper.

Should friends desire mass offerings or memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  No visitation will be held.

Funeral:  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Stanley J. Konieczny officiating.

Private burial, at a later date, will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


2 Comments on Susan Quirin

Betty White said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2021 at 8:53 AM

So very sorry for you loss. Susan was such a sweet and easy going person. She will always be in your hearts.

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  • Il
Derek McIntyre said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2021 at 11:39 AM

To David and Shelly Quirin, So sorry for the loss of Susan. May she rest in god's everlasting arms.

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