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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Betty J Beech

August 23, 1928January 15, 2018

Betty J. Beech 89, of Columbia, IL, born to the late Turner and Ruby (nee Carpenter) Mercer passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband Morris E. Beech, daughter, Marceann nee Beech Hunsaker; son, Kevin E. Beech; siblings, Mary Markert Smith; Lucille Bradley Ray; and J.D. Mercer. Those left to cherish her memory include granddaughter Grace N. Beech; grandsons, Conan (Karen); Jason; Noah Hunsaker; great-grandchildren Michael; Alex; Madison; Turner and Mahayla Hunsaker, as well as many nieces and nephews. Betty was deeply devoted to her family and always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Betty will be entombed at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL. A private service will be conducted at a later date.

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Betty J Beech

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Turner Hunsaker

February 12, 2018

MeMaw was so nice. She was just so kind and caring. I never really got to know her till the last few years. She believed in me so much. Every time she looked at me I could see the love in her eyes. Sadly I did not get to know her when she was younger, but my dad, Conan Hunsaker, did and he would tell me how amazing she was then and she was throughout the time I knew her as well. When my family used to visit her we would get steak and shake. I thought I was so lucky to be able to eat lunch with my great grandma. And now I can't. I will miss her.

Turner Hunsaker

February 12, 2018

MeMaw was so nice. She was just so kind and caring. I never really got to know her till the last few years. She believe in me so much. Every time she looked at me I could see the love in her eyes. Sadly I did not get to know her when she was younger, but my dad, Conan Hunsaker, did and he would tell me how amazing she was then and she was throughout the time I knew her as well. When my family used to visit her we would get steak and shake. I thought I was so lucky to be able to eat lunch with my great grandma. And now I can

Madison Hunsaker

January 29, 2018

Three things that I loved most about my MeMaw was her humor, wisdom, and the overwhelming love she had for her family. Those three qualities are impossible to find in a person and I am so lucky to have known such an amazing woman that has had such a big impact in my family's life, I know that we would not be where we are today if it was not for our MeMaw. I enjoyed every visit I had with her and every story she shared and I wish I could have done more with her, I wish I knew how much of a rarity she was in this world. However, I do know that I will never ever meet someone like my MeMaw again. I love you very much MeMaw and I hope that you're having a great time in heaven with your family and unlimited amounts of steak n shake.

January 22, 2018

We were such a close family growing up I'll always remember your wonder sense of humor and will miss your smile till we meet again
Love you Mary

Patty Richardson

January 21, 2018

Betty was such a sweet lady. She made the most wonderful Pumpkin Pie I've ever tasted. She also crocheted many beautiful things and loved her family. She will be missed. God bless you. Love, Patty

Renee

January 18, 2018

My condolences to the family. God gives us a hope for everlasting life that can sustain you. John 17:3

January 17, 2018

Rest in peace, Aunt Betty. Happy reunion with Morris, Marceann and Kevin in heaven.
Love, Connie Mercer

January 17, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY