Born: December 28, 1935 - Deceased: May 24, 2021
Billy Ruth Pelc, nee Sarlouis, 85, of Smithton, IL, born Saturday, December 28, 1935; in Louisville, KY, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021; at Sycamore Village Assisted Living in Swansea, IL.
Billy was a Southwestern Bell Telephone Operator and also sold Avon products. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL, Women’s Guild, 54 Girls Club, neighborhood card club for over 50 years and a 1954 Graduate of Belleville Township High School.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Edward L. Pelc
- Infant son: Lance Pelc
- Parents: William G. and Dorothy M., nee Poole, Sarlouis
Surviving are her:
- Lynne (Bruce) Shelton of Smithton, IL
- Lana (Allen “Scott”) Gentry of Smithton, IL
- 3 grandchildren
- Blake (Samantha) Shelton
- Mackenzie Shelton (fiancé, Chris Kennedy)
- Eric Gentry
- 3 great-grandchildren
- Sawyer Grace
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Paul UCC or Donor’s Choice.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.