Betty (Russell) Drew

Born: Fri., Nov. 2, 1928
Died: Sat., Jul. 17, 2021


Visitation

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 23, 2021
Location: Pittsfield Location


Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Fri., Jul. 23, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church


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Betty Drew, age 92, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Griggsville Estates in Griggsville, IL. She was born on November 2, 1928 in Goreville, IL to Orville Lee and Flossie Adams Russell. Betty married John Alan Drew on November 12, 1949 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2014.

She was a graduate of Marion High School and went on to attend Southern Illinois University, where she graduated. Betty worked at CIPS in Beardstown where she met John; they married and happily raised their children. In later years, she became a librarian and retired in 1991 after over 50 years of sharing her love of books. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed working in her yard tending to her flowers, interior decorating, shopping and the Color Drive. She loved traveling to Hawaii, Europe and all over the US and enjoyed wintering in Texas and Florida. She was an excellent seamstress and lifetime Dodgers baseball fan. Betty was always kind and gentle, but could be feisty when needed.

Betty is survived by her children, Kathleen Lowe of Pleasant Hill, IL, Debra (Don) Moore of Harker Heights, TX and Patrick (Petra) Drew of Rockport, IL; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Flossie Russell; husband, John Drew; son in law, JA Lowe; and brother, Robert Russell.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will be held at Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Griggsville Estates. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Estates

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Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
Kathy and all Betty’s family,
My condolence as I remember this sweet lady. She and John seemed a really nice couple. Attractive together, each so pleasant, kind, and mannerly.
As Parents, families and friends, all proud to know them.
I wish you warm and pleasant memories to comfort you now and beyond.
Sincere Stmpathy, Bonnie

Leecia R Hillebrenner
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
My sincere sympathies to the family of Betty. She was such a nice lady and will be missed by many. Pat, so sorry for the loss of your mother.

George and Edee Chamberlain Hermens
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
Kathy and family, We are very sorry that you have lost your mother. May God be with all of you and comfort you .

Roger and Tina Hall
   Posted Fri July 23, 2021
Sending our sincere condolences during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David K Dodd
   Posted Mon July 26, 2021
Kathy, I'm very sorry to hear about your mother's death.

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