Betty devoted her life to helping people. She served as a community health nurse rendering medical care to people in East St. Louis, Belleville, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Betty earned her PhD in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago when she was 62 years old. She served as a Nursing Professor at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and Maryville University of St. Louis before joining the faculty of Saint Louis University. She was respected and admired by her students and colleagues and brought peace and comfort to all who knew her. Betty was a life-long devout Roman Catholic, attended the Academy of Notre Dame High School, had been a member of several Catholic Churches in the area, and belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis. She had a special place in her heart for the Shrine and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Betty was loved by many and never met a stranger. Her compassion for others stands out as a hallmark to all who knew her. Betty, and her husband Neale, loved to travel and went to places such as Alaska, Germany, Mexico, Panama, and Russia, among others. She was an affectionate and beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by many in the days and years ahead.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa J. Dye; son, Jerry L. Fadden; grandson, Justin L. Fadden; parents, Louise E. & Mary C. Shively; brothers, Joseph Shively, and John Shively; husband, Gerald Storner; niece, Kristen Davis; nephew, Michael Shively; great-niece, Rachael Shively.
Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Neale Fadden; daughter, Michelle (Beau) Schaefer; son, Steven (Amy) Fadden; grandchildren, Ashley Fadden, Hannah (Logan) Evans, Grace Gannon, Josh (Cailyn) Dye, Chris Dye, Seth Dye, Doug (Sarah) Schaefer, Charlie Gannon, and Jack Gannon; great-grandchildren, Emma Dye, Ava Fadden, Aspen Auld, Abigail Martinez, Mia Evans, and Hayden Nennen; sister, Mary (Chuck) Smith; brothers, Thomas (Barb) Shively, Jim (Kate) Shively; sisters-in-law, Bev Shively, Kimmie Shively, and Shiela (David) Clardie; brother-in-law, Don (Edna) Fadden; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, monetary memorials may be made payable to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), for a permanent memorial on the Shrine property, and for the retired Oblate priests residing at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows OR made payable to St. Peter Fraternity to support the Order Franciscan Secular (formerly the Third Order of St. Francis) and mailed to the funeral home.
Visitation & Prayers: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine Chapel, 726 Community Drive, Belleville, IL
The Order of Franciscan Secular will lead the Franciscan Ritual Prayer at 11:00am
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine Chapel, 726 Community Drive, Belleville, IL with Reverend John Beveridge, Reverend Eugene J. Neff, and Reverend Robert Morin, officiating.
Interment will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.