Betty June Kerley

Jul 5th, 1923 - Feb 2nd, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 4th, 2017 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 4th, 2017 12:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Feb. 4th, 2017

Betty June Kerley

Colp- Betty June Kerley, age 93, of Colp, passed away at 12:10am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Helia Healthcare in Energy.

Betty was born in Colp on July 5, 1923, the daughter of Oscar and Lena (Jacobs) Hogg. She married Elmer C. Kerley in Jackson, Missouri on June 28, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1990.

Mrs. Kerley was a member of the Hope Chapel United Methodist Church in Colp.

Survivors include:

Daughter- Myrna (Gary) Dooley of Herrin

Daughter- Marilyn (Larry) Null of Herrin

Grandson- Kirk (Leslie) Null of LaGrange, GA

Grandson- Keith (Amy) Null of O’Fallon, IL

Great Grandchildren- Jacob and Caleb Null of Bloomington

Madison Null of O’Fallon

Great Great Granddaughter- Callie Null of Bloomington

Sister-in-law- Mary Hogg of Carterville

Brother-in-law- R.D. (Jean) Vancil of Carterville

several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and great great nieces and great great  nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother- Charles Lee Hogg, Sr., sister- Evelyn (Dalton) Brown, sister- Alice Vancil, mother-in-law and father-in-law- Ottie and Maude Kerley, and her sister-in-law- Emma (Everett) Taake.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Jim Heaney officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until noon on Saturday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Hope Chapel United Methodist Church in Colp. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Sharon & Dorothy Disney

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers in your loss.

    Dorothy & Sharon

  • Guest: Jon and Gloria Purnell

    From: Lewisville, Texas

    Date: February 3, 2017

    I will truly miss you. I will miss your calls, your cards, and letters. You have always been my g0-to girl. I can only imagine the awe you are in right now being with Jesus. Out thoughts and prayers to Marilyn and Myrna and families.

  • Guest: Tim Gossett

    From: Moline, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2017

    Myrna & Susie, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely Christian lady and will be missed.

  • Guest: Michelle Dotson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2017

    I read of Miss Betty’s passing today, and was sad to learn she is gone. I remember seeing her at church, she was always in her pew. The last time I seen her was last (or was it 2015?)Easter, when my daughter and I went to church. She was soo happy to see me and meet my daughter. I send my condolences to the family. Betty was a wonderful woman and she will be missed by so many.
    Michelle Dotson
    (Kathryn Tapella granddaughter)