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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Martz

May 28, 1931 ~ April 28, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Martz Obituary

Betty L. Martz, nee Cronin, 91, of Millstadt, IL., born May 28, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, April 28, 2023, at home. 

Betty was a lifetime member of the Caseyville Township Democratic Club and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, past President of the St. Clair County Democratic Women's Club and former board member and officer on the Illinois Department on Aging. She was Charter President  of the Knights of Columbus 592 Ladies Auxiliary. She was past member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She worked for AG Edwards,  East St Louis Park District and St Clair County as the Personnel and Fringe Benefits Manager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edward Martz, Sr, her beloved son, Richard Edward Martz, Jr; her parents, Patrick J. and Brigid “Ethel”, nee Waters, Cronin; five siblings, John (Dorothy) Cronin, James (Dorothy) Cronin, Florence (Charles) Baricevic, Patrick (Mary “Nikki”) Cronin and Marlene (Matthew) Kimutis. her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Cecelia Ames Martz; brothers-in-law, George Martz and Allan Martz; nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Mel) Barnum; 4 grandchildren, Brenda (J.R.) Ewing, Samantha (Ricky Howard) Barnum, Joseph (Katherine Saunders) Barnum, and Morgan Barnum; a sister-in-law, Carole Martz; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, many cherished friends, and her St. Clair County family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VHL Alliance, at www.vhl.org/donate/. 

Betty’s family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois, Gloria and Jesicka Garner, Marcia Gehlhausen, Sister John Baricevic, and Carol Cronin for the loving care they gave her this past year.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians service will be held at 11:30 a.m., with a St. Clair Women’s Club Service at 11:45 a.m.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.  Interment will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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May 2, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairview Heights)

Funeral Service
May 2, 2023

12:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary Chapel Fairview Heights IL


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