Betty Joanne Fleck, 81, of Sherman, was called home to be with God at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Villa East Health Care Center after a long and courageous battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. She was born December 24, 1932 in Bolivia, IL, to Chester and Ora Evelyn Pugh Patrick.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela (Roger) Lipcamon of Pittsfield and Joanne (John) Gaston of Sherman; two sons, Lambert P. (Kathy) Fleck, III of Athens and Gregory (Marie) Fleck of Greenview; fifteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Becky (Dennis) Allen of Athens; three brothers, Glen Patrick of Petersburg, Chester “Gale” (Marsha) Patrick of Greenview and Dan (Linda)
Patrick of Springfield and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jim Patrick.
Betty was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sherman. She loved singing, playing the piano and being with her family. She was past president of the Tri-City Music Boosters and a former PSR teacher at Holy Family Church in Athens. She graduated as Valedictorian of Mt Auburn High School and retired in 1997 from Mustard Seed Book Store where she worked as a bookkeeper.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with a Rosary at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 am, Monday, May 5, 2014 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sherman, with Reverend Zachary Edgar officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Petersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Right to Life or to Villa East Health Care Center in Sherman.