Joan “Kay” DeClue (1950-2016)

declueJoan “Kay” DeClue
March 5, 1950 – September 30, 2016

Joan “Kay” DeClue 66 (nee Bieri), of Belleville, IL, born March 5, 1950 in East St Louis, IL, passed away in St Louis, MO. Friday Sept 30, 2016.

Kay worked in Data Graphics for Ralston Purina. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, great nieces and nephews. Traveling with her husband was one of her favorite pastimes and going to Sunday night bingo at the O’Fallon Knights of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; Franklin P. and Betty Bieri (nee Beard), and her sister; Pamela Bieri.

She is survived by her husband; Leonard W. DeClue of Belleville, IL, daughter; Denise (Richard) Rowley of Florissant, MO, son; Leonard (Debbie) DeClue of St. Charles, MO, son; David (Jen) DeClue of Hazelwood, MO; and daughter; Janis (Jack) Swank of New Baden, IL; sister; Nancy (Michael) Robinson of Shiloh, IL, brother; Alan (Barbara) Bieri of Lebanon, IL, sister; Mariellen Goforth of O’Fallon, IL, and brother; Keith (Hope) Bieri of O’Fallon, IL, 4 grandchildren; David (Katie) DeClue of Florissant, MO, Sara (Chad) Gibbs of Phoenix, AZ, Brandon DeClue of St. Charles, MO, and Dillon DeClue of St. Charles, MO; 4 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society at Condolences may be made to the family at

Visitation was held Tuesday October 4th from 4-8 PM at Schildknecht Funeral Home 301 S Lincoln Ave. O’Fallon, IL. 62269.

Private funeral services will be held with internment at O’Fallon City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home O’Fallon, IL.