Betty Jo Willmeno-McKim


unknown - August 18, 2011

Betty Jo Willmeno-McKim, 82, of Jefferson City, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Adams Street Place. She was born November 7, 1928, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Eugene and Emma (Hammer) Saucier. On April 19, 1953, she was united in marriage to Vincent "Wimpy" Willmeno, who preceded her in death on December 24, 1990. On February 27, 1996, she was united in marriage to John W. McKim, who preceded her in death on March 24, 2004. Betty Jo attended East Elementary Grade School and Jefferson City High School. She was previously employed by the Missouri National Guard and the Department of Revenue. Betty served in the United States Navy during the Korean War at Treasure Island from 1951 to 1953. Over the years, Betty Jo was active in the American Legion Post 5, Navy Club 5, Women in Military Service, and the Women's International Bowling Congress. She was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Betty Jo enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid Cardinals baseball fan, enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading history books, fishing, camping, the great outdoors, babies on her lap, and she always loved a good joke. She is survived by two sons: Bill Willmeno of Jefferson City and Jay Willmeno and his wife Cathy of Jefferson City; three daughters: Mary Roling of Belton, Cathy Hennessy and her husband John "Buck" of Jefferson City, and Doris Jackson of Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren: Liz, Brett, Mike, Travis, April, Caitlin, Rob, Joe, Jamie and Jared; nine great- grandchildren: Angela, Cora, Nick, Trevor, Audrey, Ben, Ethan, Elizabeth, and Alana; two brothers: Melvin "Bud" Saucier of St. Charles and Charles Saucier of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and one sister: Onetta "Sis" Cardwell of Holts Summit. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Bernard Saucier and Donald Saucier; and three sisters: Hazel Puckett, Margie Saucier, and June Goodin. Friends will be received from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday August 22, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Alter officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street. (573)636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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