Betty Gorges

Betty Gorges
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Betty M. Gorges, nee Schubert, 90, of Belleville, IL, born September 24, 1932, in Glenham, SD, died Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Joe’s Place Memory Care Center, O’Fallon, IL.

Betty (also known as Kitty) retired from Haas Bakery in St. Louis. She worked in a pants factory in Belleville in her younger years which led to her love of sewing. She was an accomplished baker and cake decorator. Betty specialized in Christmas cookies which she shared with family and friends. She was active in the deaf community holding a board member position with Living Independently Now Center of Southern Illinois (LINC), a member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD), a member of the Metro East Deaf Community, and the Belleville Deaf Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Frank “Jack” Gorges, who died on April 26, 2005; her 1st husband, Charles (Chuck) Goodwin, who died in 1951; her son, Stanley A. Goodwin; her parents, Walter Henry and Hilda, nee Jensen, Schubert; and two brothers, Walter “Copper” Schubert and Roy Schubert.

She is survived by her daughter, Colleen (Richard) Kelso; her two sons, Dennis (Wanda) Gorges, and Patrick (Lynn) Gorges; six grandchildren, Craig Hartman, Shannon Graham, Shawn Geppert, Krystal Goodwin Tiemeyer, Jerry Leehy, and Lauren Leehy; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Schubert; two sisters, Ruby Buettner and Peggy (Dale) Caesar; two sisters-in-law, Florence Schubert and Laura Ann Schubert along with nephew Eric Schubert; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice of Belleville, IL (618-277-1800) who provided loving care to Betty and LINC (618-235-9988). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Private funeral services will be held at a later date.

Private burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Betty Gorges

David W Huiras said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2023 at 7:44 AM

I was very saddened to hear of your loss, please know that you are in all our thoughts during this troubled time.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Johnnie D. Cox said : Guest Report Jul 18, 2023 at 4:52 AM

My condolences and prayers to you all and the families of Betty. May the Lord guide you all during this grieving time.

  • Seymour
  • Indiana

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