SPRINGFIELD – Betty (Elizabeth) Jane Viele passed away in Springfield at St. John’s Hospice on August 24, 2010. She was 87 at the time of her passing. She was born July 4, 1923 to William and Mary Ribar Ramey. Her parents and one sister Mildred Zattich preceded her in death. She married Louis Victor Viele on September 4, 1948
She leaves behind husband Louis, daughter Sandra Phillips, her husband Thomas Phillips, their daughter Amanda Hade wife of Josh Hade and great grandson Justin Hade. She leaves behind a son William Bill Viele, his fiancée Gale Oaks, his sons Shane Viele, Brandon Viele, Jeremy Viele and great granddaughter Hannah Jolie Viele. She leaves behind daughter Janet Steele, her husband Robert Steele, their children Jarrod J.R. Steele and Alecia Steele. She leaves behind sisters Mary Elaine McManus, Evelyn Mertz, Donna Fletcher, and brother Bill Ramey, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty grew up in Springfield. She worked for the State of Illinois and Herndon’s Incorporated. After marrying and having children, she became a full-time housewife. She belonged to St. Aloysius Parish for all of her life. She resided at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Girard for the past four years.
Family and friends are invited to the residence between 4 and 7 pm, on Friday, August 27, 2010. Private family services were held at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made on behalf of Betty Viele to Pleasant Hill Nursing Home at 1010 W N Street, Girard, IL or to St. John’s Hospice at 800 East Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL.
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