Brewer, Betty Bell

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, October 17, 202
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO

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Betty Brewer of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on October 14, 2020, having reached the age of seventy-six years, five months and fourteen days. Betty was born in St. Clair on April 30, 1944, daughter of Sarch Keen and Mary Marie Keen nee Fisher. On January 9, 1965, she was united in marriage to Lawrence E. Bell and two children came to bless this union. On December 3, 1975, she was united in marriage to Adrian Ignatius Brewer and their families were joined as one.

Betty is survived by her husband, Adrian Brewer of St. Clair, MO; by two children Mike Bell and wife, Kate, of St. Clair and Wanda Dierking and husband, Larry, of Sullivan, MO; by one step-daughter, Chauna Dubbert and husband, Ray, of Kansas City, MO; by four grandchildren, Libby and Dora Bell of St. Clair and Josh and Nick Dierking of Sullivan; by four siblings, Elmer Keen and wife, Sheryl, of Jacksboro, TN, Robert Keen and wife, Carol, of Mt. Vernon, OH, Elsie Buchholtz and companion, Calvin Sansoucie, of Union, MO and Virginia Kober, known to most as Jenny, and husband, Jeff, of Pacific, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Sarch Keen and Mary Keen Bell; by her step-father, Herman Bell, and by her husband, Lawrence E. Bell.

Betty was a Christian, believing in the Lord as her Savior. She had made caring for her home and family her career in life and she never tired of her job. In younger years, she had enjoyed canning produce from the family garden. She also liked to cook and bake. In more recent years, she enjoyed scrap booking and preserving the wonderful family memories. Betty loved dogs and especially enjoyed the companionship of her little dog, “Tammy”. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her family.

A kind and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Fern Nye officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO.