Mrs. Sturms was a member of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, and the Community Christian Church.
Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ivars Sturms, whom she married on July 11, 1964, and who died on July 16, 2011; her parents, Eldon L. and Anna, nee Wagster, Gamel; a brother, Ronald Gamel; and a nephew, Christopher Bechtel.
Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Allen Sturms of Nashville, TN;
two daughters, Kelley Ann (Bob) Pfershy of Belleville, IL,
and Kimberly Allison (Greg) Hays of Swansea, IL;
six grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas, and Endulas Sturms,
Hannah Walker, and Oliver and Emilijah Hays;
one great-grandchild, Reese Walker;
two brothers, David Gamel
and John (Sonja) Gamel , both of Festus, MO;
three sisters, Martha (Charles) Bechtel of Reno, NV,
Mary LaBrier of St. Louis, MO,
and Karen (Michael) Williams of Festus, MO;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Sorry for your lost (Such a kind hearted neighbor) will truly be missed GODS BLESSINGS TO FAMILY
Deloes Smyles, Belleville, Illinois, 62221