Betty L. Marino
1935 - 2021
Shepard Funeral Chapel
9255 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO

Marino, Betty L.

(nee Foster), 85 of North County. Aug. 15, 1935 - Jan. 24, 2021. Additional info at

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 31, 2021.
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It’s been four months since you departed this earth. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you and the fun we had. Life is just to short Momma and I’m always going to miss you until we meet again, little Chloe misses you as well. I love you and miss you tremendously.
Howard Ball
May 24, 2021
Howard Ball
March 24, 2021
Lois, I always loved getting updates about your wonderful mom. You took such loving and extraordinary care of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Debbie (your Schnucks customer)
February 26, 2021
Hi Momma!
I’m back. I’m sure you know that we are getting our first big snow and I remember my last phone conversation when we talked about seeing each other before then. So you’ve been on my mind all day. It’s February 15.
I miss you so much and I’m so thankful for all the memories we have. I’m still heartbroken but I understand life and I know I will see you again. I love you momma!
Howard Ball
February 15, 2021
I love you Betty. Thank you for all of your beautiful cards and birthday cards. I appreciate them and still re-read them. Thank you for all of the diet coke’s at plastic surgery consultants. I miss you dearly. My condolences to Ashley, Lois and the rest of the family. Love-Hillary Goldberg
Hillary Goldberg
February 11, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Charles Foster
February 10, 2021
Dear Lois, I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May your mother’s memory live with you forever.
Your Schnucks customer,
Beth Will
February 7, 2021
So sorry for your loss Louis! She was lucky to have a daughter like you! I see a lot of you in this picture of your mom. She sounds like a very fun, and special lady! You will always cherish your memories! You are in my thoughts. Tracy
Tracy Berg
February 3, 2021
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I enjoyed talking to her and we had a lot of laughs together. I couldn't wait for her computer to break so I could come over and have a wonderful conversation while I fixed it!
She was a great lady and I miss her very much already.
My sincere condolences to Lois, Stephen, and Ashley.
Doug Lott
February 2, 2021
You will be greatly missed
Shirley and Glenn Cordes
February 1, 2021
Beautiful tribute to Betty's life! Betty was one-of-a-kind!!
I know she an Cookie are having a ball together in heaven!
She will be greatly and deeply missed by all who knew her.
Much Love to you Lois and Steve. You are both in my heart!
Vickie Hankammer
January 31, 2021
Betty was such an amazing lady and role model to me. Her zest for life and generous nature were abundant. Only to be surpassed by the love for her family, friends and little fur babies. Betty will be missed tremendously.
Rosemary Wesolowski
January 31, 2021
Very sad to hear the news. Jeff and I are soo sorry for the families loss.
Gina Monica
January 30, 2021
What a wonderful lady. I have so many memories. I’m heartbroken at your loss but I’m thankful I will see you again.
I will never forget those cookie bake offs we did, 144 dozen cookies and a messy kitchen. What fun we had. You always made me smile and that’s a wonderful thing. Who could forget those church sausage dinners too with those friends of yours, they were always so fun. So many visits and trips for Mexican food and the most wonderful conversations.
You will never be forgotten and I will smile because I knew you- you the special lady.
Tell Tom hello and you two keep an eye on me.
Lois and Stephen thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family. Much love and prayers to you.
God bless you Mrs Betty!
Howard Ball
January 27, 2021
What a very good remembrance of Betty. Thank you, Lois and Steve, for your loving tribute to your mom and to my cousin. You caught the very person whose company I relished for the whole of my 75 years and whom Mitsuko came to love the moment they met.

I shall always think of Betty as a grand soul, full of life and love and expansive in her generosity and good will. I grew up eagerly looking forward to our holiday train trips from Detroit to St. Louis, because I knew that my father's side of the family could be counted on to be busy and boisterous and jolly. And they always were. When her parents died, Betty (with Tom) stepped up to host dozens of family get-togethers in their home, with heaps of food, lots of animated conversations, uproarious laughter, marathon card games, and heart-to-heart chats about the life of the family. One of my earliest memories of Betty, when I was just a wee tyke, was getting directions from her about how best to serve as the ring bearer in her wedding to Tom. Our cousin, Barbara, was her flower girl. These early memories of Betty were tied directly to the most important matters in her life, her love of God, her church, her husband and family, and her friends. And these loves remained most important to her all her life long. Always introduced as her "up-north cousins," we worshiped with Betty and Tom and her family whenever we visited St. Louis. And in her church, we met many of her many friends, those happy souls who served the congregation, used their talents to make charitable craft gifts, and hosted many a wedding reception and funeral luncheon. Back home, it was always in her extraordinarily tidy kitchen, around its warm and familiar table, where we would catch-up on news of our Missouri relatives, share news of our Michigan lives, and revisit the joys and sorrows of our family history. Some of these family stories have grown to legendary status, like that of the infamous Christmas celebration of 1959 when--among other notorious events--Betty and Tom's dog, Freddy (a freeloader, they explained), offered my Aunt Mary and Uncle Walter's pet parakeet, Dodo, an unwelcome, toothy, and altogether traumatic howdy-do. Much shock, especially on Dodo's part, followed by a riot of shouted alarms, animal wrangling, and animated family consultation! Such events and the stories that recount them have grown over the decades into a multitude of family treasures. They more often than not have Betty at the very center of the action, either as the cause or as the story teller . . . or as both. They abide with us as a permanent source of family pride and now as our solace. There was much hilarity to be shared among the family, to be sure, but there was more that Betty had to give and did. Scripture tells us that Jesus told his disciples that there is no greater love than when one gives his life for another (John 15:13). For the whole of Tom's long, last illness, Betty gave hers to him. She was constantly at his side as his loving companion, patient attendant, and careful nurse. In matters such as these, Betty's life turned saintly. She willingly became a suffering servant and an enduring example of selfless love.

Constantly the same, and constantly surprising, Betty's life ran deep and wide, full of faith and joy, and for this we will feel blessed forever to have her life as a part of ours. Thanks be to God.

William and Mitsuko Marx
William and Mitsuko Marx
January 27, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. What a beautiful tribute, Lois. Wish I had a chance to share a laugh with her. I see where you got your sense of humor. She will be missed. ♡
Liz Farinella
January 26, 2021
Mrs. Betty you knew I loved you and I know you loved me! We would talk often and I knew who to call if I had a love one who needed to be lifted up in prayer. I will forever hold dear our friendship and family unity we shared as coworkers! You will truly be missed but I have all the recipes you shared with me over the years that I and my family will be able to enjoy. Whenever there’s a holiday I will always think of you. I mean there are just so many memories of all our lunch dates together and coworkers reunion that will not be the same without you! I know your in heaven so please say hello to my dad Walter Brown when you see him! Take your rest dear friend until we meet again! To Mrs. Betty’s Family you have my sincerest condolences your mom and grandma loved and was so very proud of you all! Love Shauna
Shauna Brown
January 26, 2021
I loved this lady! What a loss❤❤
Tina Gentelin
January 26, 2021
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