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Lockart, Mary “Betty”

d. January 14, 2012

Mary E. “Betty” Lockart, age 80, of Springfield, passed away on January 13, 2012 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. .

nMrs. Lockart is survived by three daughters Barbara Lockart of Chicago, Becky (William) Jayne of Divernon, and Diana Lockart (Jay Gary Smith) of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was born July 16, 1931 in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph Patrick and Ann Smith Roth.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents, step-mother Chris Roth, and sisters Joann Dugger & Norma Jean Harris.

Jim & Betty were married on July 22, 1961 in Springfield, IL. Mrs. Lockart worked for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for over 20 years.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Sunday, January 15th and where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Rev. Jarrett Wells will be officiating.

Private family burial will be held at a later date at Pin Hook Cemetery in Bluff City, IL.

Memorials: St. John’s Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Department or Dr. David Walterhouse Cancer Research Laboratory, Fund # 953930 @ Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.


  1. Barbara, Becky, and Diana: Thinking of you at this sad time. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know you will miss her so much. I have not seen her in so long. Sad that life goes by so fast and we are so busy that we fail to connect with old friends.

  2. Diana & Family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I will miss seeing her at the nursing home. She was always very pleasant. She was so good to my mother, always looking out for her, she could not have had a better room mate. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. God bless you!

  3. Dear Becky, Barbara & Diana – So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Please know that I am keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of the years Betty and I worked together at EPA. She certainly touched my life and was an inspriration to all. God Bless.

    Lynda Hotarek

  4. Barb, Becky & Diana Just wanted you to know how sorry we are at the passing of your Mom. We remember all the good times you girls had growing up in Villa Maria. I know you probably have lots of wonderful memories of your Mom which you will cherish. We will keep you in our prayers. Dick & Ann Sybert

  5. Diana I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of our moms when they lived at Oak Terrace. They were such good friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family.

    Mary Lynn Egizii

  6. I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to the family. Jim and I enjoyed the times we spent at Jim and Betty’s many years ago. I know she will be greatly missed. She was a lovely lady.

  7. Our hearts go out to all of you and will keep your mom in our prayers. We wish we could travel to be with you in person at this time but know we are with you in spirit.

    love, Laura, Brian and Joseph Roman

  8. Our prayers and heart are with you at this time. We are sorry we cannot be there. Your Mom was an amazing person and I can hear her wonderful laugh – her friendship meant the world to Mom. Heaven is certainly a brighter place because of her!


    Robin and Dave Burris

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. My Dad & Mom (John & Patricia) were very good friends with Jim and Betty through out the years.

    -The Eberding Family

  10. Wishing you our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of Betty. She was such a nice person and always made me laugh! I am very lucky to have known and worked with her.

    Tara and George Lambert

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty’s family, especially her daughters. I have many fond memories of Betty as a co-worker at Illinois EPA. Like many others, she somehow kept my thoughts focused on the job we had to do!

    Joe Goodner

  12. I’m so sorry Becky! I enjoyed your Mom for the short time I took care if her. She was so sweet but a pistol too! May she now rest in peace. My sympathy to you and your family.

    Debbie Walsh

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