Betty Diane Pellin

Betty Diane Pellin age 75 of Collinsville, IL, born April 23, 1938, in Bristol, England, passed away at 7:45am on Sunday December 1, 2013, in Chesterfield, MO, with her family by her side.

Betty was a fashion model in London in the early 1960s. Later she raised her children, then worked as an account executive at Manpower, Inc. and a sales associate at Lancome. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Violet nee Harris Rich.

She is survived by her husband Robert Pellin whom she married on November 12, 1966, two daughters Samantha (Kenneth) Ospelt of Avon Lake, OH, and Gabrielle (Scott) Neal of Chesterfield, MO, four grandchildren Nicholas and Alexis Ospelt, Mackenzie and Cameron Neal, a brother Michael (Gervais) Rich of Frampton Cotterell, England, a sister-in-law Jane (Donald) Ungerott of Glen Carbon, IL, and nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be from 11am to 2pm on Saturday December 14, 2013, at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be 2pm on Saturday at the funeral home with Father John Beveridge celebrant. At Betty’s request, her body was donated to Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the American Cancer Society and will be received at the funeral home.

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