Bette A. Walter, 86, of Alton, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Alton, the daughter of Berkley F. and Ella A. (Yost) York.
Bette worked as an accountant for Owen-Illinois Glass for 30 years before retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Bette was an avid bowler; she enjoyed puzzles, painting, Swedish Weaving, tennis and Cardinals baseball.
She is survived by two children, Donna Billingsley of Alton and Lu Ann Cowan of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Abby (Bob) Alagna, Austin Cowan and fiancé, Christa Anderson, Jacob Cowan, Chad Billingsley, Rachael “Racey” Beane and Bethany “Buffy” Billingsley; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Avery and Declan; one brother, Gerald (Louise) York of Salt Lake City, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Berkley York Jr., Vernon “Bob” York and Celeste (York) Carr.
Bette will be sadly missed by family, friends, including the O.I. girls retirees luncheon group.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Staten Fine Funeral Home in Alton with Father John Luong, O.M.V., celebrant.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association Local Chapter.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.