Bette Barton

Bethalto | Friday, December 30 2022 |

Bette L. Barton, 91, of Bethalto, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, at 3:35 am.

She was born in Pleasant Hill, IL, on September 14, 1931, the daughter of Owen Everett “Dada” and Francis G. (Orrill) Smith, Sr.

Bette worked in the Roxana School District as a teacher before her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Bethalto and The National Education Association. Bette enjoyed sewing, cooking, fellowship with others, and spending time with her children, but most of all, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Candace “Candee” (Michael) Stickney of Kalispell, MT, Cynthia “Cindee” (Derrell) Brame of Granite City, and Robert “Bobby” (Sheila) Barton of St. Clair, MO; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Barton-Sockel; eleven grandchildren, Jon Barton, Bill (Stephanie) Barton, Shamaine Reis, Beau Reis, Billee Reis, Derrell (Emily) Brame, IV, Jason (Andrea) Brame, Amanda (Eric) McCubbin, Eric (Heather) Barton, Lindsay (Josh) Dale, and Megan (Kole) Rhodes; twenty great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Audrey) Smith of PA.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Barton; a daughter-in-law, Donna Barton; and a brother, Sonny Smith.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 9 am until the time of service at noon, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Pastor Derrell Brame will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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