Betty Lampe

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Betty Sue Lampe, nee Hancock, 82, of Belleville, IL, born February 7, 1938, in New Madrid County, MO, died Friday, October 9, 2020, at her residence.

Betty grew up working in cotton fields in her youth with her family near Qulin, Missouri. She moved to St. Louis in the late 1950’s and worked as a surgical technician at St John’s Hospital and later at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. Following her marriage to Cecil Charles Lampe in 1964, and the birth of her first child in 1969, she became a stay at home mother for sons, Michael and David.  She was active in her sons lives and assisted as a room mother at Shiloh Elementary School during the 1970s and 80s. She enjoyed traveling with her family, visiting with neighbors and friends, especially those met through Weight Watchers, and walking in mornings at St. Clair Square. She also enjoyed quilting, fishing, and gardening. Betty had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, since 1965.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Jefferson and Dorothy Opal, nee Fitzgerrel, Hancock; four sisters, Geneva (Arvil) Matheny, Ruby (Ralph) McMurtry, Linda (Charles) Sedrick, Shirley (Gene) Spence; four brothers, Richard (Joyce) Hancock, Leo (Wilma) Hancock, Herbert Hancock, and Jerry Hancock; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Miskle and Bobby Bubenick.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Cecil Charles Lampe, whom she married on October 3, 1964; two sons, Michael C. (Felicia) Lampe of Las Cruces, NM, and David C. (Erica) Lampe of Bloomington, IN; two grandchildren, Victoria P. Lampe and Jacob M. Lampe; two sisters, Marie Miskle and Martha Bubenik; and a sister-in-law, Polly Hancock.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Private visitation will be held Friday, October 16, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held Friday, October 16, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Downs officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

 

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12 Comments on Betty Lampe

Willis Harriss said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Charles sending prayers to you and the family

  • Addieville
  • I’ll.
JoAnn and Jim Ringo said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Aunt Betty was so loved by all the family and it was always returned by her! I loved her dearly and will miss her laughter and hugs 🤗.I am imagining The Hancock Reunion up above❤️Sending love and prayers to Uncle Charles,Michael and Felisha ,David and Erica on this difficult day 💔

  • Potosi
  • Missouri
Ken and susan said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 10:06 PM

Aunt Betty was a very special lady and a joy to spend time with. She will be missed terribly. Prayers for all the family.

  • Paragould
  • AR   -   Arkansas
Rusty & Gayle Newman said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Charles & Family, We were so sad to hear of Betty's passing. She was always so happy and kind. Hopefully, you will find peace and comfort in your special memories as you grieve. Much love, Rusty & Gayle

  • Leawood
  • KS
Ken & Susan foresyth said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Aunt Betty was a very special lady, one that was always a joy to be around. We will miss her terribly. Love and prayers for the family.

  • Paragould
  • AR  
Ken & Susan foresyth said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 12:25 PM

A very special aunt that was always a joy to be around and will be missed terribly. Love and prayers for all the family.

  • Paragould
  • AR  
Jeff and Carrie Spence said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2020 at 7:02 PM

So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family. Aunt Betty will be missed

  • Orange Grove
  • Texas
Martha B said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Sending prayers and love at this difficult time. I’ll miss Betty so much we have such wonderful memories!! She took care of all of us when Mom and Dad wasn’t home Betty was in charge and she took her duties very serious!!!! Lol Betty was very special to everyone who knew her!!!! Love you all!!!!

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Jeanette & Shorty Napier said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2020 at 10:47 AM

Charles & family Was shocked to learn of Betty's passing. She was such a sweet, caring person. Will miss her at our class reunions; always enjoyed talking with her. I know this is a great loss for you too. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jeanette & Shorty

  • New Athens
  • IL
Tammy's Children said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM

So sorry for the incredible loss. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  • Oil City
  • Louisiana
Polly Hancock said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Sending prayers and love during this difficult time. We had such good times together any time we got together. Having a best friend as a sister-in-law is such a blessing! And to Betty...Please say Hi to John for me!

  • Oil City
  • LA
Cheryl McMurtry said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2020 at 10:47 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose a loved one. Prayers for you all as you go in this new life without her.

  • Lafe
  • Ar

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