Shirley Ann Kling, nee Hankammer, 96, or "Nan" by all who knew and loved her, born Feb. 16, 1920, in Belleville, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Shirley retired from St. Clair County Jury Commission after 32 years of service.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Kling, whom she married on Aug. 20, 1942; her parents, George and Alvera, nee Decker, Hankammer; sister and brother-in-law, June and Leroy Schaefer; brother and sister-in-law, George and Rose Hankammer; in-laws, Alphonse and Louise Kling; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gladys and Clay Barber.
Surviving are her two children, son, Michael E. Kling of Belleville, Ill.; and daughter, Mary Beth (Dennis) Becker of Swansea, Ill.
The joy of her life were her four grandsons, Scott (Colleen) Becker of Shiloh, Ill., Ryan (Cara) Becker of Jackson, Mo., Sean Becker of San Diego, Calif., and Brett Becker of St. Louis, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Collin, Cayden, Mia, Cole, Charlotte "Charlie", and Crue; a brother, Charles R. Hankammer of San Francisco, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to The Backstoppers Inc. or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville, Ill. with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 3, 2016