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Betty E. Donovan

Betty E. Donovan of Ste. Genevieve died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis. She was 89 years old.

She was born November 9, 1930, in Modoc, Illinois, a daughter of – Edward “Doc” W. Roth and Marie L. (Godier) Roth.

She was married to James R. Donovan on June 3, 1950, and he survives in Ste. Genevieve.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Carol Bollinger and her husband Ed of Ste. Genevieve; two sons, Bob Donovan and his wife Colleen of Ste. Genevieve, Rick Donovan and his wife Sandy of Ste. Genevieve; one son-in-law, Felix Meyer of Ste. Genevieve; one sister, Joy Donius of Praire Du Rocher, Illinois; one brother, Don Roth and his wife Barb of Red Bud, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Loretta Roth of Ste. Genevieve; nine grandchildren, Eric, Dean, Roxanne, Casey, Renee, Brian, Kimberly, Justin, Sheila; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Meyer; and two brothers, Gene Roth and Jack Roth.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed teaching family members how to cook. Most of all she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, January 13, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth officiated. Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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