Elizabeth "Betty" A. Popelar, 71, of Edwardsville, Illinois, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 13.
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Popelar was born October 8, 1942, in Berwyn, Illinois, the daughter of the late John Kozlik and Elizabeth Zalec.
She married Louis F. Popelar on August 1, 1970, at St. Boniface Church in Edwardsville.
Besides her husband Louis F. Popelar, she is survived by daughters Laura (Josh) Lawrence and Cheryl (Sean) Feco of Edwardsville, and son Marc (Tricia) Popelar of Croxton, England, grandchildren Harrison, Sydney, Madison, Anna, Jude and Morgan.
She was preceded in death by stepfather Tillo Tenor.
Popelar was a teacher in District 7.
Visitation is set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, at St. Mary's. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville with Father Daniel Bergbower officiating.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Family requests memorials be given to Siteman Cancer Center at BJC Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Condolences may be expressed online at saksafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from June 16 to June 17, 2014