Betty L. Kamm, age 92 of Highland, IL, died Monday, October 18, 2021, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Breese, IL.
She was born on Wednesday, September 25, 1929, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Wilbert and Sylvia (nee Gathard) Rutz.
On Monday, May 30, 1949, she married Edmund Beall Kamm at the Evangelical & Reformed Church – Highland, IL, who passed away on Tuesday, October 02, 2007.
She was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, EvUCC Women’s Guild; Highland Historical Society; St. Joseph Hospital Aux.; Faith Countryside Home Aux.; Highland Chapter Order of Eastern Star (50+ yr member); Board of Director-Faith Countryside Homes; Meals On Wheels Driver.
Mrs. Kamm was born on September 25, 1929 in Highland, IL, the daughter of Wilbert and Etta (Gathard) Rutz. Her father operated the Rutz Barber Shop. On May 30, 1949 in the Evangelical & Reformed Church, she married Edmund Beall Kamm, who passed away October 2, 2007. She and her husband were in the same class at Highland Community Schools, kindergarten through high school, graduating in 1947. She worked at Siegrist’s Style Shoppe until her marriage, and then was a homemaker until her children were all in school. In 1965, she went to work at Tschannen’s Ben Franklin, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed following the activities of her children and grandchildren, doing volunteer work, searching family trees and reading Highland History. She and her husband traveled to Switzerland several times looking up family history and also traveled around the U.S. on bus trips with friends. She was a wonderful seamstress and creative in all she did during her life.
Son – Andrew C. (Kathy) Kamm, Highland, IL
Daughter – Julie E. Ramsey, Trenton, IL
Son – Daniel B. Kamm
Sister – Marilyn J. Wright, Pana, IL
Grandchild – Jessica F. (Lucas) Brower, Los Angeles, CA
Grandchild – Aaron T. Kamm, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Jordan M. (Chrystal) Kamm, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Daniel E. (Fiancee-Angie Weber) Ramsey, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Shannon C. (Dane) Wallace, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchildren – 10
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Wilbert Lawrence Rutz – Died 6/4/1956
Mother – Sylvia Etta Rutz, nee Gathard – Died 12/14/1957
Husband – Edmund Beall Kamm – Died 10/2/2007
Daughter – Janna M. Kamm – Died 6/20/2011
Brother – James L. Rutz – Died 1/22/1967
Sister – Marjorie A. Wellington – Died 12/30/2004
Brother – Dale W. Rutz – Died 6/28/2006.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Private Funeral Service, will be at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, Pastor, Grantfork United Church of Christ, officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ; Highland Home; Meals On Wheels or charity of the donor’s choice.