Betty Jane Updike
April 20, 1927 – February 21, 2020
Betty Jane Updike, 92, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:10 pm Friday, February 21, 2020 at Serenity Assisted Living and Memory Care Home in East Peoria.
She was born April 20, 1927 in Peoria, the daughter of William Henry and Dorothy Irene Neff Bandeko. She married Charles Richard Updike on July 31, 1944. He preceded her in death on October 26, 1990. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Debbie King of Pekin and Pamela Voorhees of Mapleton; one grandson, Richard King of Pekin; one brother, Robert (Shirley) Bandeko of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and four brothers.
Betty was a Charter Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pekin, where she was a member of Mary Martha Circle.
She was an avid gardener, she loved the outdoors. Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing. She adored her grandson, her fur grandchildren, and loved her newfound friends at Serenity.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Pastor Stephen Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to TAPS.
To view Betty’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Betty Jane Updike
February 26, 2020
Deb and Pam,
Thinking of you today! I watched the video with smiles and tears remembering all of the Bandeko's. Your Mom will forever be my sassy Aunt Betty who always made my brothers and I feel special when we were together. I wanted to be there with all of you but I could not make it work. My heart and thoughts are there with you.
February 25, 2020
I am so sorry....
Aunt Betty...what a gem!
I wish I could be there tomorrow (I'll be on my way back from Memphis)
February 24, 2020
Please accept my sympathy. I enjoyed visiting with Betty when she used to attend the Mary and Martha Circle meetings at Our Savior Lutheran Church.