Betty J. Abendroth, 83, Vandalia

Betty June Abendroth, 83, of Vandalia, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Kessel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials: The family.

Mrs. Abendroth was born on July 26, 1924, in Vandalia, the daughter of Jared and Bertha Ousrey Barbee.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Marie Foster of St. Elmo; daughter-in-law, Lorene Abendroth of St. Elmo; sister, Pauline and her husband Orville Lofland of Decatur; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles, on July 2, 2003; and sister, Bessie Schallenberg.

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