February 22, 2023

Betty J. Sauerwein, 78, of Plainview, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. She was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Alton, to J.W. Gregory and Velda Manahan Gregory. She married James Sauerwein, and he preceded her in death.

She was a CNA for Heritage Health in Carlinville.

She is survived by her son, Jason (Miranda) Sauerwein of Gillespie; grandchildren, Paige, Justis "Bear", Kleesey; and siblings, Bernard "B.J." (Darleen) Gregory of Gillespie, Joan Page of Gillespie, Kathy Robinson of Shipman, Deborah (Randy) Hagen of Carrollton, and Richard Gregory of Gillespie. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Glenard "Red" Gregory and Jeanette Brunaugh.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet, P.O. Box 53, Benld, IL 62009.

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