Margaret Elizabeth Karcher, age 91, of Fulton, formerly of Hannibal, passed away at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, at her home.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 18, at the Grand View Funeral Home. Father Mike Quinn officiated. Burial was in the Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation was held at 12 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the Grand View Funeral Home.
Betty was born on May 27, 1929, in Monroe City, the daughter of Gordon and Margaret (Griffin) Hill.
She was united in marriage to Alfred Bryce Karcher on May 15, 1948, in Monroe City, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Alfred preceded her in death on April 20, 2019.
Survivors include her sons, Garry Karcher of Fulton, and Dennis Karcher (Tami) of Suprise, AZ; brother, Daniel Hill (Delores) of St. Louis; sisters, Naomi Lehenbauer of Monroe City, Reva Ogle (Bernard) of Huntington, and Shirley Zoller (Jay) of Osage Beach; sister-in-law, Karen Hill of Kingwood, TX; grandchildren, Paula Warwick (Chris), Denise Handlon (Michael), Catherine Harrison (Matthew) and Kevin Karcher (Terry); eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Karcher was preceded in death by three brothers, Vencil Hill(Maxine), Leo Hill(Fanny) and Raymond Hill(Dee Dee); three sisters, Francis Zeiger(Billy), Virginia Stull(Wayne), Lorene Webb(Charlie); daughter-in-law, Amelia Karcher; brother-in-laws, Maurice Lehenbauer, Eugene Long; and grandson, Donald Karcher; .
Betty graduated from Monroe City High School. She was a homemaker in her earlier years, helping raise her children. Later working at Mattel Toys while living in California. Upon their retirement, they moved back to the Hannibal area to be closer to their family and later moved to Fulton to be with their son Garry and family.
Betty’s hobbies include crafts, quilting with her friends, gardening and canning. Cooking was something she enjoyed and was known for her delicious desserts. Her biggest love was her family and the time spent together at family gatherings, dinners, holidays and special occasions.
Mrs. Karcher was a catholic by faith.
Pallbearers were Remy LaHue, Timothy Handlon, Brayden Riley, Michael Handlon, Matthew Harrison and Devon Cook
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice, in care of the Grand View Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Margaret’s memorial page at www.grandviewfuneral.com.