Betty J. Lawrence

Moro | Friday, September 17 2010

Betty J. Lawrence, 76, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 at Willowcreek Rehab. and Nursing Center in Belleville. 

Born January 25, 1934 in Chester, IL, she was the daughter of Arthur and Roxie (Snider) Magary.  She graduated from SIUE with a Bachelors and Masters degree in education and taught in the Alton School District for over 30 years.  She became a website designer and enjoyed being around people and attended the Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.  She also enjoyed feeding and watching birds.  She married John Klindworth who preceded her in death.  She married Leigh Lawrence.  He preceded her in death on March 31, 1998. 

Surviving is a son, Brad Klindworth and his wife Susie of Fosterburg, two grandchildren, Amanda Bagley of Moro and Sara Rush of Granite City, two brothers, Don Magary of Tempe, AZ and Kenneth Magary of Granite City and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Nancy Rush and a brother, Robert Magary. 

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.  Reverend Daniel Decker will officiate.  Burial will be private. 

Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Zion Lutheran School. 

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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