Betty Hentz

Betty Jane Hentz (Smith)

Wednesday, January 19th, 1927 - Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Betty Jane (Smith) Hentz, age 93 of Edwardsville, IL, died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon, IL.

She was born January 19, 1927, in Marine, IL, the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Nemnich) Smith.

She married Robert E. Hentz on February 26, 1949 at St. Boniface Church. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1956. Betty raised their four young children as a single parent. She is survived by sons Dennis (Cherie) Hentz of Frederick, Maryland, James (Barb) Hentz of Edwardsville, daughters Janet (Glenn) Jones of Springfield, Illinois, Kathleen (Christopher) Hentz of Edwardsville, grandchildren Ryan (Dyana) Hentz, Jamie (Joe) White, Kristi (Justin) Huneke, Erin (John) Code, Robert Hentz and Brookelin Hentz, great grandchildren Jackson and William Hentz, Leah, Evan, Josie and Olivia White, Grant, Blake and Kate Huneke, Anna and Jay Code, Luxlin Staats, her sister Joyce Baker and brother-in-law Norman Nilsson along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Foster Harman, brothers Roland, Warren and Clyde Smith and sisters Lorene Stunkel and Lynette Hartman.

Betty graduated from Edwardsville High School and Brown’s Business College.
She worked many years at Madison County Mutual Insurance, St. Mary’s Hospital and Anderson Hospital. She was a member of St. Boniface Church, Pastoral Council President for St. Boniface Church, Regent of Daughters of Isabella O’Reilly Circle 219, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Friends of the Fox, Anderson Hospital Auxiliary, and numerous card clubs.

Per her wishes, she was cremated and will be laid to rest with a private burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials would be appreciated to St. Boniface Church, The American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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JoAnn Hubach

Posted at 05:14pm
Growing up with Betty’s children, I was aware of her devotion to them and to her faith. The beautiful smiles on the faces of Denny, Kathy, and Janet spoke volumes about love for them and caring. She definitely had a positive impact on me growing up in St. Boniface School and parish. Rest easy in the arms of Jesus.

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