Betty Ann Winfree

Bethalto | Sunday, October 21 2012

Betty Ann Winfree, 82, passed away at 6:45 am on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Bethalto Care Center in Bethalto, IL. 

She was born on April 17, 1930 in Charleston, W.V., the daughter of the late James O. & Gracie Mae (Young) Phillips. 

She married Grover C. Winfree on April 7, 1950 in Elkview W.V. He passed away on February 3, 2006.

Betty was employed at Olin Corp in the T-400 Shot Shell Loading Dept. for 28 years retiring in 1989.  She enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, game shows and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Rodney D. Winfree and companion, Patricia Elkins of Alton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Terri & Bill Smith of Bethalto and Linda Pickerill of Meadowbrook; five grandchildren, Courtney Smith and husband Ryan, Ty Smith, Rob Smith, Geramy Pickerill and Lyette Pickerill; four great grandchildren, Brendan, Alyx, Alora and Jakob; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dovie Kee of W.V. and Jewell & Don Gunsalus of OH; one brother and sister-in-law, Curtis Delano & Maria Phillips of MS and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister Faye Tawney; two brothers, James Bazil Phillips and Hoy Phillips and a favorite uncle, Paul Arbogast. 

Visitation will be from 9:30 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. 

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. 

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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