Betty A. Sussen

Betty A. Sussen, age 73 of Posey, passed away at Aperion Care in St. Elmo on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Mrs. Sussen was born on November 28, 1943, in Litchfield, Illinois, a daughter of Vernon and Mary (Brown) Savage. She married Richard Sussen on April 14, 1977, and he survives in Posey.

Betty is also survived by her children – Betty Jo Vermillion of Belleville, Mark Chesney and wife Michelle of St. Louis, Paul Chesney and wife Terri of St. Charles, Louis Chesney of Posey, Rich Sussen and wife Gretchen of Manchester, Tennessee, and Mary Jolley and husband Jeremy of Wentzville, Missouri; her grandchildren – Jodi Koch, Beth Vermillion, Jessica Vermillion, Ryan Chesney, Megan Chesney, Ethan Sussen, Maddy Sussen, Nolan Sussen, and Jaxson Jolley; and her great grandchildren – Alyssa, Brent, and Corbin Koch and Payton and Braydon Peck. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters – Darryl Savage and wife Valgina, Mary Quinn, Wanda Marit, and Marvin Savage and wife Shirley, all of Litchfield; and a sister-in-law – Mary Ellen Savage of Litchfield.

Mrs. Sussen was preceded in death by her parents – Vernon Savage and Mary Jett; her stepfather – John Jett; and 3 brothers – Donald Savage, Larry Savage, and Gary Jett.

Betty worked as a phlebotomist for many years and was of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and playing bingo.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery in Posey, Illinois. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Sussen are suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Association and will be received at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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