Betty Lou Gasawski Leahy

Betty Lou Gasawski Leahy, age 85 formerly of Collinsville, IL, born June 8, 1929 in E. St. Louis, IL passed away at 2:59am on Saturday May 30, 2015 at Liberty Village Care Center in Maryville, IL.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse for Madison County Nursing Home and Collinsville Care Center.  She was confirmed at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville, IL and was a past member of the Swansea Moose #1221 and the St. Louis Jazz Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo John Gasawski who passed away October 7, 1984; husband John Leahy, her parents:  Elmo Schultz Rosenkranz and Mary Hannah nee Goin Rosenkranz; three sisters:  Dorothy, Thelma and Alice; and two brothers:  Fred and Wilkie.

She is survived by three daughters:  Kathleen (Arthur) Heidke of Worden, IL, Debra (Darrel) Keller of Nashville, IL, and Nancy Miller of Collinsville, IL; 10 grandchildren:  Melissa (Craig) Nolan, Dean and Shaun Heidke, Kari (Doug) Keller-Fluchel, Kyle Keller, Garett (Brittany) Koke, 2nd Lt. Dylan Koke, Baylee Koke, Raeann and Calli Miller; 4 great grandchildren:  Morgan and Taylor Nolan, and Jackson and Carter Fluchel; a brother, Roger (Ollie) Rosenkranz of Decatur, IL; a sister, Therza Hann of Collinsville, IL;  numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9am to 12 noon on Tuesday June 2, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home with Father Jim Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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