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Betty J. Stenger

October 6, 1920 March 25, 2008
Betty J. Stenger
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Betty J. Stenger 87 of Kickapoo died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday March 25, 2008 at OSF St. Francis Emergency Room. Born October 6, 1920 in Peoria County to Ernest and Elizabeth Schmidt Perkins. She married Edward J. Stenger on October 19, 1939 in Kickapoo. He died December 15, 1993 in Peoria. She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and a son-in-law George Pfiffner. Surviving are 2 daughters; Patsy Pfiffner of Apple Valley, CA., and Elaine (Scott) Edmunds of St. Louis, Mo., 5 sons; Michael (Suzanne) Stenger of Monmouth, IL., Stephen (Beverly) Stenger of Decatur, Jerome Stenger and George (Janet) Stenger both of Brimfield, and Richard (Joy) Stenger of St. Louis, Mo. Twenty grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a graduate and salutatorian of Brimfield High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo and its altar and rosary society. Betty loved spending time with her family. She had many interests including fishing, gardening, flowers, reading, cooking and baking Christmas cookies, traveling and celebrating birthdays with her children and grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo. Rev. Patrick Riordan officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation will be from 9:15 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the Parish Hall on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund. Tribute and condolences may be submitted to


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