April 27, 2022

Betty J. Weiss, 94, formerly of Mt. Olive, Ill., died on April 20, 2022, at Heritage Health Care and Rehab Center in Staunton. Betty was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Hillsboro, to Benjamin and Nora (Coyle) Busch. She married Kenneth Weiss on Dec. 14, 1946, in Grantfork, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2010.

Betty was a homemaker, and along with her husband, enjoyed farming for their entire working career. After retiring, the couple moved into Mt. Olive from their farm near Walshville. She was an expert seamstress, and her other hobbies included crafting, reading and gardening. Betty loved to play cards, and she participated in several clubs. Betty treasured the time she spent with her family, and she was a "shining light" among all who knew her.

Betty is survived by two children, Leonard (Patricia) Weiss of Mt. Olive, and Sharon McEwen of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Brett Batty of Litchfield, Jennifer (Brad) Farris of Charlotte, N.C., Brad (Stacy) Weiss of Germantown, Tenn., Ryan Batty of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; two sisters, Ruth Meyer and Geraldine Schulte; and a son-in-law, Robert McEwen.

Visitation will be held at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive on Saturday, April 30, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at the funeral home with. Rev. Cassie Sexton Riggs officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Public Library or the Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at beckerandson.com.

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