Diane M. Hamilton, 64, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, January 21, 1958, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Diane was the owner and operator of The Cheesekeeper in Belleville, IL. She attended St. Luke Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: Louis and Mary Alice, nee Heger, Hamilton Jr.
Surviving are her:
- Companion of 36 years: Mark St. Eve
- Rich (Pat) Hamilton of St. Charles, MO
- James “Jim” Hamilton of Shiloh, IL
- Dear nieces and nephews and many friends
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2022 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, October 20, 2022 at St. Luke Catholic Church with Msgr. Jack McEvilly officiating.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Diane was a nice lady. We loved visiting the Cheesekeeper….
Mark, our hearts go out to you. Diane was a jewel and she will be missed.
Steve and I send our deepest condolences Mark and to her family. So many great memories and always will remember her beautiful smile everytime we walked into the Cheesekeeper. Sending prayers of strength and comfort 🙏
Mark, we are so saddened to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Diane’s family. She will be greatly missed.
Debby and Tim McDermott
Rich and Jim, I was so sad to hear about Diane’s passing! Know that you and your families are in my prayers now and always….Clare Hamilton (Bill and Dorothy Hamilton’s daughter)
Diane-thank you for supporting the Ministry to Sick and Aged!
Your mom was one of our outstanding volunteers and both your parents supported our efforts to reach out to our sick and aged brothers and sisters.
Whenever I asked for a gift basket-you responded to our fund raising efforts!
May God continue to bless you as you reach your heavenly kingdom!
May you Rest In Peace!
Assistant Director, Catholic Ministry to Sick and Aged
So sorry to learn of Linda’s death. Ken and I lived next door when we lived on Hamlet Court and often shopped at the Cheesekeeper. She always had a smile and was most gracious and helpful. My deepest sympathy to all.
Ham and Rich,
I am so sorry to read about Diane’s passing, she was way too young to leave us all. She will be missed by many.
I have forwarded her obituary to my brother Jack as they were only a year apart and good friends. He always made it a point to visit Diane at the Cheese Keeper when he came to town.
I will keep Diane and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m sorry, but I will not be able to attend the service as I have a prior commitment I must keep.
God bless Diane and the Hamilton family.
Mark and Diane’s family , Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. Diane will be missed by all who knew her .
Mark and Family,
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Diane’s sudden passing.
We have known her for over 40 years as loyal customers of The Cheesekeeper, and she also became our friend.
She truly will be missed.
We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
That cheery face and conversation which preceded so many events, made all the more special through her experienced suggestions and extra efforts, shall be truly missed. Fond thoughts of the lady who graciously embraced true customer service, despite my uniqueness. Be at peace. Condolences to friends and family.
My condolences to you Jim and the entire Hamilton family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. John Goodwin
Mark and Diane’s family, so sorry for your loss. Will miss Diane’s smile.
To the family of Diane and Mark. Tony and I send our deepest condolences. Diane was a very special friend. We will keep you and Diane’s family in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed. God Bless all in this time of sorrow.
Mark, I am so sorry to hear about Diane’s death. I will keep you and her in my prayers. Cousin Judy
Please accept our most sincere sympathies. Diane will be very much missed, as well as her kind smile and smile.
Bruce and Anne Ruggiero
Jim, Rich, and Mark,
I am so very saddened to have heard about Diane’s passing.
We had such wonderful college memories together and she was always such a fun and wonderful friend. We will miss our Peen and remember her always.
Thinking of you all and your families and sending love and prayers. ❤️