Betty L. Altom

betty altom

Betty L. Altom, age 85, of Greenville passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland, IL. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 AM at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, November 7, 2015 after 10 AM. Betty was born May 25, 1930 in Zanesville, OH to Louis and Mary (Bone) Price. She married Edward "Red" Altom on February 12, 1949 in Greenville. He died March 21, 1994. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Carr and her husband Steve of Springfield, IL, David Altom and his wife Linda of Greenville, Susan Scott and her husband Merle of Greenville, and Melissa Jane Cornelius and her husband Rick of Mulberry Grove, IL along with eight grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Jim Price and his wife Rae of Maryville, IL., Bob Price of Collinsville, IL, and Tom Price and his wife Jean of Edwardsville, IL. and two sisters, Delores "Dodey" Horstmann of St. Louis, MO and Sharon Deatherage and her husband David of Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a granddaughter Samantha Cornelius. She was a graduate of Greenville High School. She worked as a waitress for many years, working at The Wishing Well in Smithboro and retired from 2 Acres Restaurant in Greenville. She was member of The Greenville First Christian Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriner's Hospital, Greenville Masonic Lodge 245 AF & AM, or The Greenville First Christian Church.


Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 AM

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 after 10 AM

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  1. So sorry for your loss you all will be in are prayers. We will have the whole family on are prayer list. God bless you all

  2. Jane and Susan I am sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the sweetest kindest ladies I have ever known. I still remember her waiting on us at Two acres. Always a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Cindy, Dave, Susan and Jane, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty. I wish I could be there for the funeral. My prayers are with you all. Love, Michele

  4. Sincere condolences, Jane. I have always been grateful to her for her kindness to me. How wonderful you had her with you so many years.

  5. Jane & Family: I was sorry to hear of your loss. You have my sympathy. My thoughts & prayers are with you! Sincerely, Phyllis Wasmuth Johnson

  6. While I may not know you all personally. We share a common foe and familiar pain that of death. The emptiness that's left in ones heart seems as if it will never be filled. We found our comfort and hope in the book of Job 14: 14,15 " 14�½�½If a man dies, can he live again?I will wait all the days of my compulsory serviceUntil my relief comes. 15�½�½You will call, and I will answer you.You will long for the work of your hands." May the God of peace bring you comfort 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 as his words and promises did us during our time of grief. Your neighbor and friend Maddy Hernandez

  7. "Love thy neighbor as thyself." – Matthew 22:39 Reminiscing on memories growing up with you as our neighbor, Mrs. Altom, it was an honor to live next to you throughout our youth. Your kind acts and bounty of love to us will always remain with us throughout our lives. From letting us swing on your outdoor bench, to teaching us how to pick up the sticks throughout the yard, to showing us all of the unique snowmen in your own collection, and for always being there for us and our parents in times of need, we greatly appreciate your genuine love. It was sad to learn of your passing, ma'am, but we celebrate your life and send our sincere condolences to your entire family, praying for strength in bearing your loss. "Life is a journey; Heaven is our home." We pray that you rest in perfect peace, Mrs. Altom, and thank you so much for all. – Ayo and Luyi Adesanya

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