Betty E. Steward

Betty E. Steward, 80, of Quincy, formerly of Augusta, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday (March 11, 2013) in her home.

She was born April 27, 1932, in Birmingham, Ill., to Galeard and Nina Sorrells Steiner. She married Don Steward July 8, 1950, in Canton, Ill. He preceded her in death.

Betty served as the postmaster of the Augusta post office for many years, retiring in 1997. She was a 1950 graduate of Augusta High School. Betty enjoyed going to garage sales with her sister, sewing, swimming at Good Samaritan with her friends and going on trips with her son and daughter-in-law.

She is survived by two sons, Don (Teresa) Steward of Nevada, Mo., and Mike (Nancy) Steward of Quincy; three grandsons, Donn, Dann and Scott Steward; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lea Raymond of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Chet Young; her stepmother, Mary Steiner; and a brother, Robert Steiner.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. graveside services Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, with the Rev. Patsy Spratt and the Rev. Jerry Spratt conducting. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta.

VISITATION: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta.

MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta.


Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14, 2013