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Betty J. Gardner

August 7, 1930 — November 6, 2023

Cahokia, IL

Betty J. Gardner, nee Moss, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6th at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, Illinois at the age of 93 years and 3 months.

 Betty is survived by her two sons, Rod (Linda) Gardner of San Antonio, TX and Larry (Donna) Gardner of Waterloo, IL; two daughters, Janice (George) Croft of Cahokia, IL and Donna (Tim) Haley of Cahokia, IL; brothers Thomas and Albert Moss; grandchildren Scott Gardner, Chad Gardner, Brad Gardner, Stacy Whitmire, Denny Gardner, LeAnna Schwartz and Donny Dycus; and 12 great grandchildren.

 Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband Rodney Gardner; parents Roy & Rose (nee Bricker) Moss; and brother Eugene Moss.

 Betty was born and raised in Harrisburg, AR. At the age of 17, in 1947 she married Rodney Gardner, and they were together until his death in 1989. Betty retired from Continental Can Co in St. Louis MO. Betty was affectionally known as "Green Eyes" by her CB friends during the Citizens Band radio era. Betty was very fond of Elvis Presley and the old time Westerns on television.

 Betty lived at Oak Hill Nursing Home since 2015 fighting Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's disease finally got the best of her. The family of Betty would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the staff of Oak Hill Nursing Home for the excellent care she received.

 

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 

Alzheimer's Association

 

Visitation:

 2 PM to 5 PM Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home

 9 AM until time of service Monday at Quernheim Funeral Home

 

Funeral:

 10 AM Monday, November 13, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

 Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dupo, IL

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