Betty Wykoff

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Betty Wykoff, nee Kell, 86, of Belleville, IL, born December 20, 1937, in Pocahontas, AK, died Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was very active in the Little Devils Football Club. She was the program’s cheerleading coordinator for many years, and she thoroughly enjoyed her time with the “Golden Girls”, her special group of friends from Little Devils.

Betty loved swing dancing, especially the Jitterbug, with her husband, Don. She loved Yorkies, music, dancing, and cooking, and was even a three-time Bloody Mary Champion at the Collinsville Horseradish Festival. Betty loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by a son, David N. Wykoff; her parents, H. Houston and Lena P., nee Higginbottom, Kell; a brother, Ralph (Mary) Kell; and two sisters, Blanche (Irv) Schnitzer and Charlene (Haynes) Stanley.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years, Donald N. Wykoff; three children, Donald Jr. (Susan) Wykoff, Dee (Bruce) Bergheger, and Angel (David) Von Bokel; seven grandchildren, Alex, Katie, David (Katie), Kristin, Erin, Bruce Jr., and Lindsey; her great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; all of her caregivers, especially Zoe; her best friend, Rhonda; and many extended family members, including the Kostelac and Ripperda families.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Betty Wykoff

Pat and John said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2024 at 2:09 PM

Betty, you were such a good friend, you were so loved and so missed!!!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary L. Cox said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2024 at 11:04 AM

Betty was a true Little Devils woman. I got to know the Wykoffs when I coached many years ago and always enjoyed being around the family. My sympathies and condolences to the family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Donna and Les Murr said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2024 at 10:52 AM

Our deepest condolences to all for your loss. Betty was one of a kind and we are blessed to have known her. Love you 🥰

  • Olympia
  • WA
Dave and Rosie McCrary said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2024 at 10:27 AM

We are so sad to hear this. When we think back to our Little Devil days, the entire Wykoff family is such a big part of that. Sending you all our deepest condolences. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Dave and Rosie McCrary

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tammy said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Betty I miss you so much you are a kind woman I luv you I miss you

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois

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