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Betty Ann Smithpeters, 86, of Belleville, Illinois passed away at 12:50 A.M. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She was born Saturday, July 5, 1930 in Mount Vernon, lllinois to parents, Clyde and Birdie Edmondson. She married Jack Smithpeters in October 1946. They were married for nearly 53 years before he preceded her in death on April 1, 1999.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M at Hughey Funeral Home.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Becky Smithpeters of Belleville, Illinois; sons, Phillip Smithpeters and wife, Carol of Fayetteville, Georgia and David Smithpeters and wife, Sandy of Arthur, Illinois; granddaughters, Mandy, Chelsea, and Emily; grandson, Shane; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Edmondson of Marion; special close friend, Joycelyn Work of Saint Louis, Missouri; and one nephew.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Doris Wagner.
Betty loved coming to her hometown to visit friends at high school reunions for Mount Vernon Township High School. She loved fashion, interior decorating, and being a wife and mother. She was an honest person and very supportive of the military. Betty was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Billy Graham Ministry and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 13, 2017
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