Roberta Jean Bighaus(1931 - 2014)

Roberta Bighaus

Roberta Jean Bighaus, nee Jardine, 82, of Swansea, Ill., born Sept. 6, 1931, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Mrs. Bighaus retired from Macy's Department Store. She had also been employed at Jaccard's Jewelry Store in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Robert J. Bighaus, whom she married on Sept. 30, 1961, and who died Feb. 20, 1998; and her parents, Louis S. and Lila M., nee Delelys, Jardine.

Surviving are her son, Robert J. Bighaus Jr., of Swansea, Ill.; her daughter, Robin (David) Dermody of Swansea, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Allison, Amanda and Lauren Dermody.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church or in the form of Masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Father Anthony Onyango officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.


Funeral Home

George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 233-5400

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 12, 2014