Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Stonebraker, 91, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in her home following a brief illness. Betty was born May 7, 1929, in Peruque, to Lewis Edward and Laura Magdalen (Conoyer) Sherman. She married Edward Taylor Stonebraker on Sept. 19, 1950, in St. Peters, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 2012.
As a young girl, Betty attended Baldwin School, Peruque, and All Saints School, St. Peters. She later attended high school at St. Peters High, St. Charles, continuing her education at Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique, St. Louis. Later in life after raising her nine children, she graduated from LPN School here in Nevada.
Betty loved sewing, quilting, cooking, canning and being with her family. She was mostly noted for all of her fine quilts. She loved it when her friends would stop by and she would do a little mending for them. Betty loved her nursing career and she proved herself by caring for people all her life.
Betty was a member of P.C.C.W, at St. Elizabeth’s in ElDorado Springs. She was a member of the Ladies Altar and Rosary Society at St.Mary’s Church in Nevada.
Betty had nine children, 20 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson and she loved them all. She is survived by seven children, three sons and a daughter that live here locally, and one daughter in Brookfield, one son in College Station, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, sons, Jerome and Peter, and grandsons, Matthew and Sherman.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Charles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church or the Neighbors Center, in care of Sheldon Funeral Home, ElDorado Springs.
Those in attendance of the above services are asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks.