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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 25, 2016

11/12/2013 11:07:00 AM
Betty Pretzsch
Mrs. Pretzsch
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Mrs. Pretzsch



Betty Jo Pretzsch of Princeton died Nov. 10, 2013, in Liberty Village, Princeton.
She was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Carmi to Berniece and Ear-nest Kornegger. She graduated from Crossville High School and the University of Illinois.
She was married to Donald Pretzsch from June, 1950, until his death in December 2009.
She was a former teacher and librarian at Ohio Illinois High School.
She was very involved in the Princeton community. Her volunteer activities included the League of Women Voters and the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. Betty and Don combined their interest in travel and learning by attending many Elderhostels and were able to see much of the world during their retirement years.
She is survived by sons, Ed Pretzsch (Judy Watson) of Falls Church, Va., and Tim Pretzsch (Dona Miller) of Evanston; three sisters, Mildred Worthey of Moultrie, Ga., Ferris Scarlett of Crossville and Jean Patterson of Broomfield, Colo. She also leaves behind sister- and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be Nov. 23 in First Presbyterian Church of Princeton with visitation at 10 a.m. and celebration of her life following at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Carmi.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Friends of Princeton Public Library.






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