Betty J. Harshbarger

Cottage Hills | Friday, March 6 2015

Betty J. Harshbarger, age 76, went to be with the Lord at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.

She was born on July 19, 1938 in AR, the daughter of the late Robert E. & Ada Belle Morris.

She married Donald L. Harshbarger in September of 1956.  He passed away, December 12, 2007.

Betty enjoyed crafts, baking, flowers and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her 3 children and their spouses, Terry Harshbarger & Karen Mitchell of Bethalto, Gary & Debbie Harshbarger of Cottage Hills and Valerie & Tim Smith of Cottage Hills; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Gary, Christopher (Michelle), Scott (Whitney) and Jason (Jenny) Harshbarger April Harshbarger (Kyle Kappler), Kara (Dave) Tranter, Layne Smith, Mandi (James) Keller, Nikki Smith (Art Fuller) and Sara (Quentin) Wagner; 10 great grandchildren with three on the way and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Harshbarger; three brothers, Robert, Bud & Rusty Morris and two sisters, Joan Neal & Rosmary Knight.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, with Pastor Erik Scottberg officiating.  

Burial will follow at Short Cemetery in Cottage Hills.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association.

An online condolence and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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