Edna O. Becker, 88, of Belleville, Ill., born December 5, 1927, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, Ill.
Mrs. Becker was a retired secretary for Freeburg Community High School District 77. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Ill., the former Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, and the Belleville Senior Citizens Club.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Amelia, nee Bergman, Walker, and three sisters, Evelyn Gale, Catherine Schlueter, and Vera Mueller.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Walter Becker, whom she married October 7, 1950; two sons, Jay (Genevieve) Becker of Oviedo, Fla., and Gary (Teresa) Becker of Smithton, Ill.; a daughter, Bonnie (Richard) Russavage, of St. Clair, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Lesia Becker, Andrew (Jennifer) Becker, and Joseph Becker, Lindsey Smith, Patrick (Anais) Becker, Jill (Terry) Graves, and Julie (Braden) Roth; and ten great-
grandchildren; a cousin Jean Schmidt, a good friend Doris Lemkemeier and Edna's feline
The family extends a special thank you to Jill, and Rachel, of Hospice of Southern Illinois, and Rosita, Irma, Sherry, Christy, and all the staff at Rosewood Care Center for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or the Highland Animal Shelter. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at noon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the funeral home with Rev. Herb Schafale officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 5, 2016