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Betty Eckert

Betty Eckert

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I sincere condolences to your family. I have worked with Brenda for many years and have great respect for the way she care for others, especially her mother. Brenda, I’m sure your mother was very proud of you and all of your family, and I”m sure she will be greatly missed. My prayers are with all of you.

    Pattie Schuchman

    Posted by: Pattie – Smithton, IL – Co-worker of Brenda Moore Jun 11, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    You have my sincere condolence. I am so sorry to here about your Mom. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Patricia Eagan

    Posted by: Patricia Eagan – St Louis, MO – old co-worker Jun 11, 2012

  3. Administrator says:


    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts.

    Posted by: Ginger Williams – Troy, IL – Friend Jun 11, 2012

  4. Administrator says:


    I didn’t know you personally, but do know that your daughter Brenda loved you dearly. God bless your soul.

    Posted by: angela neumer – MO Jun 12, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    i think about you everyday and miss u nd i wont ever forget yougrandma love u forever

    Posted by: betty jo eckert – shell lake, WI – Family Feb 28, 2016

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