Betty Pearson

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Betty Lois Pearson, nee St. Clair, 82, of Belleville, IL, born August 9, 1935, in Clinton, IA, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at St. Paul’s Senior Community in Belleville, IL.

Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She loved spending time with her family and was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. “Bob” Pearson, whom she married on August 14, 1954, and who passed away on June 17, 2018; her parents, Norman and Elsie, nee Passick, St. Clair; two brothers, Charles and Richard St. Clair; and two sisters, Maxine “Mac” Harris and Joan Luckritz.

Surviving are her son, Michael (Marlene) Pearson;
a granddaughter, Megan (Michael) Black;
a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Christine Black;
and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, to Heartland Hospice, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


6 Comments on Betty Pearson

Arthur Chavez said : Guest Report May 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Mike I am so sorry for the loss of your parents. My sincere sympathy in your moments of sorrow. I remember the good times of having card parties at your house that your mom and dad hosted - still remember your moms chili ! God Bless and stay safe. Art

  • VA
Beverly Ward said : Guest Report Aug 13, 2018 at 3:09 PM

My deepest sympathy for Betty's family. I first met Betty playing Mah Jongg at Scott AFB in 1994! We then reconnected in 2006. She was a wonderful woman who always had a kind word.

  • NC
Jan Brumm said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Betty passed away. She was such a wonderful lady and I loved playing Mahjongg with her each week before I moved. I have thought about her frequently and still miss our Mahjogg days.

  • Topeka
  • Kansas
Marta Richardson said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Betty was one of the First Ladies I met at Scott AFB where we played Mah Jongg together for many years. I will miss her a lot. My deepest sympathy to her whole family.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Dorothy Carbee said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Betty was my friend from grade school through high school. We walked to school together and shared many fun times. My deepest symptathies to every one in the famiy. Dorothy Kynett Carbee

  • Salem
  • South Carolina
Nancy Harnack said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2018 at 11:25 PM

Mike, Marlene and family. Bob and I are so sorry you all have to go thru this again so soon. We will miss Bob and Betty. You all are in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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