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Wauneta R. Betscher

June 12, 1934 May 26, 2015
Wauneta R. Betscher
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Wauneta Betscher, age 80 of Greenville, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her home north of Greenville. A funeral mass will be celebrated in her honor at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Saturday, May 30th, at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the St. Lawrence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 29. Wauneta Ruth, daughter of Clarence Bourquein and Mabel (White) Bourquein, was born in Harrison, OH on June 12, 1934. She married John Joseph Betscher on June 9, 1956 in Harrison. They have enjoyed 59 years together. John survives as do their five children: John M. Betscher of Decatur, IL; Anne Betscher of Greenville; Paul Betscher of University City, MO; Susan (Duane) Peterson of Peoria, IL; and Josie McGrory of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brother Willard Bourquein of Harrison, OH and her sister-in-law Marilyn Bourquein of Harrison, OH and her aunt Ruth Darling of Lawrenceburg, IN. Wauneta was the loving grandmother of 12: Maggie (Mickey) Chabak, Julie (Eric) McClelland, Natalie (Kyle) Orne, Morgan, Jeff, and Colton Betscher, Joseph and Daniel Baumberger, Mary, Claire, and Tom Peterson, and Hannah McGrory. Wauneta grew up in Harrison, OH and earned a BS in Education from Ohio State University. She taught kindergarten in Columbus, OH and special education at Greenville Elementary School. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, serving as treasurer of the Ladies' Society and on numerous committees throughout the years. She was a member of the Greenville Shakespeare Club, the Tuesday Bridge Club, the Bond County Retired Teachers, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Friends of the Library. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Simple Room.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10 AM

St. Lawrence Catholic Church 512 S. Prairie, Greenville, IL 62246


Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5-7 PM

St. Lawrence Catholic Church 512 S. Prairie, Greenville, IL 62246

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