Betty J., nee Penny, Eckert, 78, of New Athens, IL; born May 10, 1934 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at her home.
Mrs. Eckert was a homemaker and loved her family very much. She was an avid bingo player and a St. Louis Rams fan.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Goldie, nee Rook, Penny. Her husband Donald Eckert whom she married on September 29, 1956 in St. Louis, MO and who passed away on January 26, 2005. A son – Michael Eckert who passed away on March 29, 2009. 1 grandson – John Michael Eckert.
1 sister – Mary Ethel Penny in infancy.
She is survived by 2 daughters – Debbie (Eric) Joelner of Fairview Heights, IL; Brenda Moore of New Athens, IL. 11 grandchildren – Jason Joelner; Jonathan (Beth) Joelner; Kyle Joelner; Adam Joelner; Danny (Joanne) Moore; Donald “D.J.” (Christy) Eckert; Nathan Moore; Betty Jo Eckert; Elizabeth Eckert; Christina Eckert; Rebekah Eckert. 2 great grandchildren – Rylie Joelner; William Joelner.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 9:00am to 9:30am.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.