Betty Louise Bricker, 84, of Altamont, died at 11:28 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, April 22, at Cornerstone Christian Church, Effingham, with Kevin Colclasure officiating. Burial will follow in Loy Chapel Cemetery, Watson Township, Effingham County. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Betty was born Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1929, in Shelbyville, to Harvey A. and Stella E. (Beales) Keller. She married John Bricker on Oct. 13, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Christian Church, Effingham.
She is survived by her sons, Steve Marshall Bricker of Beggs, Okla., Lane Bradford (Wonetta) Bricker of Lima, Ohio, Morris Dean Bricker of Cross City, Fla., and John Bricker Jr. of Channelview, Texas; daughters, Betty Lorraine (Lester) Duckwitz and Sherry Jo (Craig) Stein, all of Altamont, Patricia Luanne (Charles) Rasmuson of Conroe, Texas, Terri Michelle Reever of Tulsa, Okla., and Tammaria Dee (Edward) Shaw of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 39 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Pontious of Effingham; very close friends, Betty and Charles Burgess, of Stewardson, and her friend, Ann, of Altamont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Shannon Reed Bricker; and daughters, Sandra Lashida Bricker, Deborah Kathleen Camp and Julie Janine Taylor.
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