Betty M. Siemer

Alton 09/08/2019

Betty M. Siemer, 72, died at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  Born September 10, 1946, in Alton, she was the daughter of Joseph B. and Eunice (McDow) Stiritz.  Betty graduated from Alton High School in 1964.  She attended S.I.U.E. graduating in 1969 with a degree in Social Studies.  She retired from the Alton School District in 2003 after over 30 years of service.  She was a member of I.R.T.A. and a past member of the Godfrey Women’s Club.  She enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  On June 11, 1976, she married G. Michael Siemer at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Alton.  He survives.  Also surviving is a daughter, Erin Leigh Siemer of St. Louis, MO, a son, and daughter-in-law, Justin Michael and Sarah Siemer of Shoreview, MN, a granddaughter, Louise Siemer, and two sisters, Pat Ward and Linda Boehler.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and William Stiritz and two sisters, Peggy Stiritz and Janet Ragsdale.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey.  Father Steven Janoski will officiate.  Burial will be private at St. John’s Cemetery in Carrollton, IL.  Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter, the Oasis Women’s Center or Nurses Without Borders.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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