Betty Lou Piezuch


    Betty Lou (Pilkenton) Piezuch was born on September 23, 1940 in Sullivan, Missouri to Ben and Edith Pilkenton and passed away on December 25, 2021 at the age of 81 years.


    She attended and graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1958.
    She met Franklin Piezuch and they were united in Holy Matrimony at Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church on June 20, 1959.
    She took her faith very seriously. They made their home in the Japan/Strain area.
    Through the years, Betty worked at Midwest Shoe Company in Japan, Missouri, the former Rose Café in Sullivan, Missouri, as a secretary for the Sullivan Middle School and later finished out her working years at Paramount Headwear in Gerald, Missouri and then later in Bourbon, Missouri.
    Betty loved going to Gascony Village and boat riding. She enjoyed gardening, raising pigs and working on the farm. She was very talented with a sewing machine, crocheting, and any kind of crafts. She was a great cook.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; one grandson, Benjamin Piezuch; parents, Ben and Edith (Cooper) Pilkenton; one sister, Alta Pilkenton; two brothers, Richard and Larry Pilkenton; and her in-laws, Philip and Lilian Piezuch.
    She is survived by her daughter, Pam Ahrens and husband Buck of Bourbon, Missouri; son, Randy Piezuch and wife Brenda of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren, Blane Ahrens, Cole Ahrens and wife Cari, Josh Brooks and wife Jennie, all of Bourbon, Missouri, Samantha Schaumberg and husband Tim, and Elizabeth Piezuch and significant other Jordan Erfling of Hermann, Missouri; great grandchildren, Dominick Ahrens of Bourbon, Missouri, Jase Schaumberg of Hermann, Missouri, Brady and Carter Brooks of Bourbon, Missouri and Jacob and Rebeka White of Bourbon, Missouri; special nieces and nephews, Audrey Pappas, Ronald Schmitt, Sandy Morrow and Norman Pearce and family; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral Mass was held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, with Father Tim Henderson officiating.
    Interment followed in the Holy Martyrs Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the directioin of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.