Martha”Betty” E. Gardner, nee Carroll , 82, of Smithton, IL, born Thursday, July 23, 1936, in Corpus Christi, TX, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Martha was a Secretary and Member of Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL and an avid Cardinals fan.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Gail Gardner
- Son: Leonard Gardner
- Parents: Leonard and Minnie, nee Adams, Carroll
- Lynn Carroll
- Ancel Carroll
- Jay Carroll
- Sister: Juanita Johnson
- Great grandsons
- Cody Dempsey
- Landon Gardner
Surviving are her:
- Son: Daniel (Glenda) Gardner of Smithton, IL
- Daughter: Laura Mathes of Council, ID
- Laura Gardner
- Andrea (Chris) Emery
- Danielle Gardner
- Sarah Gardner
- Gabby Gardner
- Sierra Gardner
- Devin Gardner
- Rachelle (Jason) Majnerich
- Steven (Jackie) Coker
- 16 great grandchildren
- 1 great grandson due in September
- Dear Nieces and Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of your choice or Winstanley Baptist Church.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, July 26, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Dr. Timothy Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.
Fly high pretty lady,The battle is over. Say Hi to everyone. Until we meet again. I love you.
Like another mom, you are a special lady to me! Heaven has gained an angel who I will forever be humbled to have known.
Such a wonderful lady. So many memories that I will cherish! So grateful to have known such a an awesome lady and a great mom to my dear friend Laura
So sorry Laura. Love you. .
You were the sweetest, kindest and giving Mother. Grandmother and friend. You will always live in our hearts forever.
My deepest condolences to your family. Heaven has received another angel. Rest peacefully with those who left before you, and enjoy their love. Let God embrace you in his loving arms where their is no more pain or worry.
Lots of memories from us being neighbors & also from attending Villa Hills Baptist Church together. Betty was an awesome lady! She was kind, soft spoken, & easy going. Was sad when she moved to Smithton. Now she is with Mic & Lenny. Villa Hills will be praying for her family & friends as they grieve & will get to the time that they will be able to smile & laugh as they reminisce about her life.