Betty J. Langel


Betty J. Langel, age 92 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Brown Cemetery with Rev. Ward Sussenbach officiating. The service is open to the public and the family invites all to attend. The family will gather prior to the service and have a visitation 12:30 – 1:30 at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home. The funeral procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. for Brown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Brown Cemetery or Mt. Gilead Church.

Betty Jane, the daughter of William Louis and Rosa Irene McKean Dove, was born September 24, 1928 south of Sorento in Shoal Creek Township. She attended Woodland School and Sorento High School for 3 years and graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1946. Betty raised her family on the farm and was a devoted farm wife. She loved quilting. Betty and Floyd attended the First Christian Church for many years. Betty taught Sunday School for 30 years and helped with funeral dinners for many years. She was a member of the Old Ripley Home Bureau and charter member of the Sorento American Legion Auxiliary. Betty was currently attending the Mt. Gilead Church Cumberland Church.

Betty and Floyd Carl Langel were united in marriage on July 30, 1949. They enjoyed 66 years together before his passing on August 27, 2015. Surviving are their 3 children: Sam Langel of Greenville, Thomas Langel and wife Cookie of Greenville and Susan Smith and husband Roger of Greenville. Loving grandmother of 3; Rachel, Holly and Nic and 9 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a brother Billy Dove of Florida.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings: Fern Foiles, Thomas Dove, Reba Wall and Wilma File, and a great-grandson.

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