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Betty J. Sladek

October 26, 1929 - March 30, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Betty J. Sladek, 79, of Springfield died at 6:18 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital.

She was born Oct. 26, 1929, in Perry, Mo., the daughter of James and N. Jane Veal Mason. She married Albert Sladek on April 5, 1947; he preceded her in death on June 8, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Dixie Stapleton.

Mrs. Sladek, a resident of Springfield most of her life, was a homemaker and also worked for Sears and Treasure Island.

She was a member of West Side Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Julian) Heath of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Alan (Jodi) Sladek of Chicago; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three nieces; and two nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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