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Betty F. Eggemeyer

Betty F. Eggemeyer


Betty Eggemeyer, 92, of Sparta, IL; born on June 30, 1928 in Marissa Township; passed away on January 4, 2021 at home.

Betty loved to play pinochle with all of her card club friends.  She always kept in touch with the friends she had from her childhood.  She was a member of the Randolph County Farm Bureau.  Betty was a farmer’s wife that helped out in many ways on the farm, and one of those ways was by keeping the books.  She did her own bookkeeping until recently when she became ill.

She was preceded in death by her brother – Clyde John Fauth; Husband – Harvey Henry Eggemeyer; Parents – Edwin Ben and Mary Adele (Farris) Fauth; Daughter – Donnet Eggemeyer; Great grandchild – Tyler Brummett.

Betty is survived by two daughters – Judy Seward of St. Louis, MO and Kim (Richard) Hilker of St. Louis, MO; Two grandchildren – Tammy (Mark) McHan of Dawsonville, GA and Katy (Dave) Cook of St. Louis, MO; Two great grandchildren – Kellis Heberer of Foley, MO and Jacob Heberer of Foley, MO; Nephew – John (Janet Newbury) Fauth of New Athens, IL and her four children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; One great nephew – Andrew (fiancé, Autumn Rensing) Fauth; One great niece – Erin (significant other, Greg Cahoon) Fauth; Two great great nieces – Skylar and Aubrie Fauth; One great great nephew – Chet Fauth.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Donations may be mailed to the funeral home at 111 West Main Street, Sparta, IL 62286.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville, IL on Friday, January 8, 2021at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Hoffelmeyer officiating.  Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements

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  1. MARLA CUSHMAN says:

    My sympathy to the family. Betty was a very special person to our family. It is hard to believe we never meant. My mom, Pauline LAKEMAN and Edgar were friends and card playing buddies with Harvey and Betty. After Edgar and Harvey passed, Mom and Betty were card partners. Betty was included in our family weddings, graduations, and other get togethers. She was also so helpful during my sister in laws, Carol illness.
    After mom died and Betty moved, we lost touch which I regret.
    Prayers and hugs to you all

  2. Evelyn Schuwerk says:

    I remember the slumber parties of five or six girls with Judy and Donette. We stayed up all night and laughed and sang and I’m sure the noise could be heard all through the house but the next morning, cheerful and friendly mom Betty had fixed an assortment of food to accommodate all of us.

    With sympathy and prayers,

  3. Judy Koonce says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I grew up knowing Harvey and Betty from our neighborhood. My parents, Frank and Marge McCrer had many fun times with them. Betty was a very sweet and fun lady.

  4. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family, especially to Judy from our Class of ’67. I often think of Donette.

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