Born: July 23, 1936 - Deceased: July 21, 2019
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.