Betty Catherine (Terry) Vickers Mohesky

Born: Tue., Mar. 1, 1932
Died: Tue., Jun. 19, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 21, 2012
Location: Britton-Bennett Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 22, 2012
Location: Britton-Bennett Funeral Home

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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

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Bob Stephens
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
I know this is a sad time, but you now have someone up above looking out for you. Hang in there. We will continue to pray for you all.

Norma Jean (Laney) Walls
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
So sorry for your loss. No matter how old we are we always need our mom. I know you'll all have a lot of special memories. Betty was a special lady and I'll miss her.

Michael and Monica Orlando
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Betty's family! I have such fond
memories of your mother as our families gathered together many
years ago. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers
during the difficult days ahead.

Michael and Monica Orlando

Liz Powell
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Bob and all of Betty's kids. She was a wonderful friend for any years and when I think of the many memories we shared all I can do is smile. She was quite the lady! God sure did get a Special Angel now! Love you and miss you! Fly high Betty...

Sue Dwyer
   Posted Tue June 26, 2012
Thank you to all of Mom's friends for the kind words left here, as well as the many words of comfort shared during her illness and afterward. Our family has loved hearing stories about your experiences with her. Something that wasn't mentioned during her services may seem silly to some, but I'm going to share anyway. For as long as I can remember, Mom loved popcorn. It didn't occur to me until recently that she loved popcorn not entirely for the taste. What she really loved was eating the popcorn with her family and friends. Popcorn isn't what one would call a fancy or expensive food, but Mom found immeasurable value in sharing a huge bowl of it with people she cared about. Enjoying a bowl of popcorn with my mom could take away the pains and worries of the day, or it could celebrate even the smallest of accomplishments. For those of you who remember my mom popping up a few batches in her battered old popper (given to her by a long-time family friend) and for those who didn't have the chance, please think of her when you enjoy your next taste. If you don't eat the stuff, it doesn't matter. Know that Mom loved you anyway; she wouldn't hold it against you, and she'd be happy to eat your share. Thanks for being part of Mom's life. Every one of you made a difference.

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