Betty Catherine Vickers Mohesky, nee Terry, of Steelville, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 80 years. She was born March 1, 1932 in Stoddard County, Missouri to John Terry and Marie Mary (Henderson) Terry. On November 13, 1948 in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to William (Bill) Vickers and to this union four children were born. He preceded her in death in 2002. She was later united in marriage to Bob Mohesky on May 23, 2009.
While living in St. Louis, Betty worked as a receptionist at the Schnucks Company office for ten years and later after moving to Steelville, she was co-owner with her husband Bill at 7 Cedars Supply from 1977 to 2001.
Betty was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Steelville, a member of the Parish Council and Ladies Guild at St. Michael's and a member of TOPS. She was a past president of the Steelville Ambulance Board. She loved fishing and would always try to out-fish Bob. She enjoyed playing golf, volleyball, softball, bowling, crocheting and having a big garden each spring. During retirement, she had time to use her artistic talents and enjoy painting. Betty was a caring person to family and friends, a loving mother and a protector of all.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Bob Mohesky of Steelville, MO; two sons Terry Vickers and wife Linda and Alan Vickers and wife Jeannie all of Sullivan, MO; two daughters Susan Dwyer and husband Dennis of Rio Rancho, NM and Sharon Simpson and husband Bob of North Richland Hills, TX; twelve grandchildren Teri, Beth, Elaine, Kevin, Tom, Shannon, Sarah, Shawn, Kate, Jeff, Tara and Jessica; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Lou Mohesky of St. Louis, MO; special aunt, Edith Love of Steelville, MO; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Bill Vickers; one brother Ed Terry and wife Donna.
The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO with Father Paul E. Telken officiating. Special music of "Softly and Tenderly", "Oh, Loving God", "Jesus Remember Me" and "Amazing Grace" was played and sung by Karin West. Memories were shared by the family.
The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.
Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:
Steelville Ambulance District
c/o Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 457, Steelville, MO 65565