Betty Wilhelms, 95


Betty Wilhelms, 95, of Ballwin, MO, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Ballwin.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 14, at John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Home in St. Louis, MO. Burial was held in St. Trinity Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Wilhelms was born March 15, 1925, in Litchfield, a daughter of Henry and Lydia (Grosenheider) Schmidt. She married Kenneth Wilhelms, and he survives.

A 1943 graduate of Litchfield High School, she worked for Stix, Baer and Fuller in St. Louis, MO, for many years before her retirement.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, she is survived by children, Richard (wife Sally) Wilhelms and Carla (husband Ray) Otto, both of St. Louis, MO; brother, Robert (wife Naomi) Schmidt of Litchfield; granddaughter, Jennifer, and great-grandson, Evan, both of St. Louis, MO.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Vernon Schmidt.

Memorials may be made to Webster Gardens Lutheran Church, 8749 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

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