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East Funeral Home

2807 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX

OBITUARY

Betty J. Parker Sterle

April 17, 1927March 11, 2020
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Betty J. Parker Sterle, 92, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on April 17, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Curtis and Jean Green, deceased. She graduated from Providence Academy then went on to attend Texarkana Junior College, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a life member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharist Minister, CCD teacher and was on their bereavement committee. She also became involved in the Woman’s Society Unit 4, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women and was a life time member of the East Texas Bishop Guild. Her community involvement was spent as an election judge, prison ministry, volunteering with the habitat for humanity and on the St. Michael Hospital Guild. In 2013 she moved back to Longview, Texas where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was in the St. Mary’s Ladies Guild. She will be most remembered though by her caring time and love spent as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her love of others was ever so present in the sound of her voice, felt in the warmth of her smile and seen in her sparkling eyes. With a huge giving heart, she never expected anything in return. Those that knew her best, knew she’d never be late as she held punctuality at the upmost of importance. We also knew never to be late, for she was quick to forgive but she would never let you forget! Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Frank J. Sterle and daughter, Mary Sterle Massey. She is survived by son, Frank Sterle of Estes Park, Colorado; daughter, Diane Wilcox of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Michelle Massey Neundorfer and husband, John, of Houston, Texas, Mary Wilcox of Longview, Texas, Michael Wilcox and wife Morgan of Longview, Texas, Evan Sterle and wife Amanda of Houston, Texas and Adam Sterle of Houston, Texas; great-grandson, Neja Neundorfer and great-granddaughter, Nadia Neundorfer both of Houston, Texas and great-granddaughter Windsor Wilcox of Longview, Texas . Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday March 16, 2020, at East Funeral Home- Moores Lane. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Michael J. Adams and Reverend Father Justin Braun officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home- Moores Lane. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or charity of choice. Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhmoes.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Visitaion Monday, March 16, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Christy Behanick King

March 22, 2020

I loved Mrs Betty! She was a wonderful friend to my mom and dad. Her sense of humor was unforgettable. Give my mom a hug for me Mrs Betty!❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘 prayers for the family during this time!🙏🏻🙏🏻👍🏻

carole Nutter

March 18, 2020

Michelle, Frank, Diane and all of your families have been in our thoughts. We loved Betty and it's hard to believe that she is gone. She was a wonderful person who had a very giving life. She took care of everyone that came into contact with her. I will miss talking politics this fall.

Vicki Orr

March 17, 2020

What a wonderful woman! I loved her sense of humor, directness and love for her family and friends. I cherish my memories of her and all of you.
Vicki Guyton Orr

Rynne Heard Belk

March 14, 2020

I have such fond memories of many, many hours spent in the Sterle home during my high school years and beyond. Betty was and always be a huge part of my life. I would imagine she is cooking for Frank and Mary about now with a big smile on her face!

Susan Lange

March 12, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to Michelle, Diane, Frank and All the family on Betty's passing.

I know our sweet Mary Suzanne and her are catching up on the years.

May God Bless You All.

Susan Massey Lange
1023 Nolan St
Seguin, Tx 78155
830-660-3306

Beth & Jerry Sparks

March 12, 2020

Betty lived her faith. She was one of those that St James wanted -those who believed that faith and works went hand in hand. She visited the sick, fed the hungry and the grieving, she opened her home to others and let someone else argue over theology or liturgy. She was a Christian lady who loved all of us but wasn’t afraid to straighten us out if needed. We will miss our phone calls.

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Biography

Betty J. Parker Sterle, 92, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on April 17, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Curtis and Jean Green, deceased.
She graduated from Providence Academy then went on to attend Texarkana Junior College, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a life member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharist Minister, CCD teacher and was on their bereavement committee. She also became involved in the Woman’s Society Unit 4, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women and was a life time member of the East Texas Bishop Guild. Her community involvement was spent as an election judge, prison ministry, volunteering with the habitat for humanity and on the St. Michael Hospital Guild. In 2013 she moved back to Longview, Texas where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was in the St. Mary’s Ladies Guild. She will be most remembered though by her caring time and love spent as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her love of others was ever so present in the sound of her voice, felt in the warmth of her smile and seen in her sparkling eyes. With a huge giving heart, she never expected anything in return. Those that knew her best, knew she’d never be late as she held punctuality at the upmost of importance. We also knew never to be late, for she was quick to forgive but she would never let you forget!
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Frank J. Sterle and daughter, Mary Sterle Massey. She is survived by son, Frank Sterle of Estes Park, Colorado; daughter, Diane Wilcox of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Michelle Massey Neundorfer and husband, John, of Houston, Texas, Mary Wilcox of Longview, Texas, Michael Wilcox and wife Morgan of Longview, Texas, Evan Sterle and wife Amanda of Houston, Texas and Adam Sterle of Houston, Texas; great-grandson, Neja Neundorfer and great-granddaughter, Nadia Neundorfer both of Houston, Texas and great-granddaughter Windsor Wilcox of Longview, Texas . Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday March 16, 2020, at East Funeral Home- Moores Lane. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Michael J. Adams and Reverend Father Justin Braun officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home- Moores Lane. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or charity of choice.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhmoes.com