Betty McDonnell

Betty McDonnell
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Betty Lee McDonnell, nee Jerome, 87, of Belleville, IL, born December 5, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. McDonnell was a bookkeeper for several area grocery stores in the metro-east area before her retirement.  She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James J. McDonnell; one son, Timothy McDonnell; her parents, Leo and Mathilda, nee Kohler, Jerome; one brother, Msgr. Albert Jerome; and one sister, Mary Lou Wiget.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Bob Lohr) McDonnell of St. Louis, MO;
two nieces, Molly White and Corea Buck;
and two nephews, Rob (Robyn) Buck and James Buck.

Memorials may be made as memorial masses or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, November 26, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1201 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Memorial Mass will be at 12 noon Saturday, November 26, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin and Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Condolences Left For Betty McDonnell


My thoughts are with you. I always enjoyed talking with Betty Lee and will remember her fondly.


Elizabeth Lohr, Riverdale Park, MD, 20737

I’m so sorry, Susan.

Clint Lohr, Glendale , Ca. , 91207

Susan–we have known Betty Lee since school days. We had an ongoing friendship thru all of these years. This friendship resulted in a lot of wonderful memories. We knew Jim. Another friend of Betty Lee’s is Bob Seibert our brother/brother-in-law. Our sympathy to you and family.

Roberta & Don Verbeck
Wildwood, MO

Donald Verbeck, Wildwood, MO, 63011

I’m so sorry, Susan.

Clint Lohr, Glendale , Ca. , 91207

Eternal rest gran unto her, O Lord,
and perpetual light shine upon her.

Monsignor John Myler, Belleville, IL, 62220


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