Starla Roseanne Bertinetti

May 24th, 1956 - Feb 6th, 2018


Johnson Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 10th, 2018 11:30 AM


Johnson Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 10th, 2018 1:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Feb. 10th, 2018

Starla Roseanne Bertinetti

Starla Roseanne Bertinetti, 61 of Herrin, passed away at 7:38 PM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Herrin Hospital.

Starla was born on May 24, 1956 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Ray and Velma (White) Willis.

She was a retired Home Economics teacher at Belleville West School and a bus driver. She was a volunteer at Southern Illinois Worship Center in Herrin, and a member of The Loft Prayer Group in Herrin. She was a caregiver to many and loved helping others. She drove for Meals on Wheels and often prepared meals for others.

Survivors include-
Daughter- Michelle Bertinetti of Johnston City, Illinois
Son- Anthony Bertinetti and wife Dawn, of O’Fallon, Missouri
Two Grandchildren- Logan Anthony Smith of Johnston City, Illinois and Zachary Alan Porch of Johnston City, Illinois
Brother- Kenny Willis of Herrin, Illinois

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Willis

Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home located at 201 South 13th Street in Herrin, Illinois with Pastor Kerry Cox officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 beginning at 11:30 AM until the time of service. Burial will be at Herrin City Cemetery.

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12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Suzanne StJohn

    From: StLouis, Missouri

    Date: February 8, 2018

    Love this lady and so glad she became part of my life again.

  • Guest: Ralonda Sue Wright

    From: McLeansboro, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. She was a terrific lady.

  • Guest: Cindy Baty

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    Starla and I go way back! She is such a very special lady that represented Jesus in her life that others could definitely see! I moved to St. Louis and we didn’t see each other for several years but when we did reunite it was as if those years of separation never existed. I will miss her and I know she is so happy and free and at such peace as she stands among the ones that went before her in whom she loved but especially Jesus whom she represented here on this Earth for all to see! God bless her daughter and son and grandchildren and may God give you tremendous peace knowing Starla is in Paradise and she’s waiting for you. Life isn’t always fair but always remember that God is good and His love is everlasting!

  • Guest: Terry Nimmo

    From: Dongola , Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I became acquainted with Starla through Weight Watchers and always enjoyed being around her energetic self she brought life to the meeting. I had the privilege this past year if seeing her reach lifetime status with WW.
    I am so sorry for your loss but know it is heavens gain.

  • Guest: Susan McLaughlin

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I knew Starla from The Loft & always appreciated her sweet spirit & faith in Jesus. I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend her going home service as I’m out of town. I was blessed to know her.

  • Guest: Angie Smyth

    From: Keyesport, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. When I first started working at Belleville West Ms. Bertinetti was very sweet and kind. I remember how much the students loved taking her class. RIP Starla, you will be missed.
    Angie Smyth

  • Guest: Denise Douglas

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I worked with Starla at Belleville West. She was a sweet, gracious lady who loved her students. My sympathy to your family.

  • Guest: Michael E treece, SR.

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    All the time I worked with her at Belleville West she was a kind and decent person. My condolences to the family, and I hope you find peace and comfort in the difficult days to come.

  • Guest: Lynn Schwoebel

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I am so very sorry to hear of Starla’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at Belleville West and she was a lovely lady. I am praying that all of you will feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you, holding you close and filling you with His peace.

  • Guest: Barb Hermann

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    Ms. Bertinetti was always an upbeat, fun person to be around. Although I did not know her well, it saddens me she passed. She made a difference in the lives of children and many others. Rest in peace. I’m praying for her family.

  • Guest: Helen Dixon

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: February 10, 2018

    My prayers are with Starla’s family. What a wonderful example she was. She will be missed by many.

  • Guest: Sheilah kosco

    From: Burleson, Texas

    Date: February 11, 2018

    Anthony and Michelle,
    So sorry you lost your mom so young. She babysit my oldest daughter Emily for about 1 1/2 years. She was a wonderful person.
    Sheilah Kosco