Betty M. (Lockart) Peifer, 87, of Beecher City passed away at her home on Tuesday May 29, 2012 at 4:55 a.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday June 1, 2012 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City with Rev. Jack Stoops officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Memorials may be made to the donorís choice.

Betty was born February 23, 1925 in Cowden the daughter of Raleigh W. and Pansy Chloe (Sullivan) Lockart. She married Clemit T. Peifer at Altamont in 1948.

She retired as Chief Financial Officer of C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. of Effingham after 36 years.

Surviving are husband, Clem; daughters, Sheila Sproat and husband, Stan of Chatham, IL and Sharon Hankins and husband David of Eva, TN; son Joe Peifer of Beecher City; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren ; one great-great-grandson and sister Rose Eldridge and husband, Dick of Del Rio, TX.

She was preceded in death by both parents, brother, Jim Lockart and sister, Nancy Roberts.