Betty L. Stern

Mrs. Betty L. Stern of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, departed this life at the Meridian Village in Glen Carbon on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 3:40 A.M. She had attained the age of 88 years, 5 months and 21 days.

Mrs. Stern was born on March 10, 1928 in DuQuoin, IL the daughter of James and Rose (Prazak) Holecek. She was united in marriage to William Stern on August 30, 1958 at Todds Mill, IL and he preceded her in death on January 10, 2006.

Betty was a housewife and was known for all the Christmas cookies she made and gave away. She was a member of Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL. Betty resided in Belleville until June of 2015 and then resided at Meridian Village.

Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Katherine Stern of Edwardsville; her like a daughter, Eileen Fitzgerald of Edwardsville; her sister-in-law, Martha Stern of Nashville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Robert, James and Joseph Holecek and their wives; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Todds Mill, IL on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10 AM with Fr. Bernard Goedde officiating and will interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials may be made to the Meridian Village Benevolent Care in Glen Carbon, IL, Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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