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“Jean was one of our great prayer warriors at Berlin CC. She represented our mission of making more and better followers well by her faithful prayer...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Warren Brosi - New Berlin, IL

“To Irvin and all of Jean,s family. My sympathy to all of Bethyl Jean's family.I know she meant a lot to all of you I met her through my friendship...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Orville L Fulk - SHELBYVILLE, IL

“My deepest sympathies to Jeans family. I know that there is an empty spot in your hearts as there is in mine. We Love you Momma Jean ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Deanna Curtis - New Berlin, IL

“Dear Appelt, Lewis Families, We are so very sorry for your loss of "GRANDMA LEWIS"........We know that she was very dear to all of you. Sincerely,...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bobbie Berola - Auburn, IL


Bethyl Jean Lewis, 83, of Berlin, passed away at 10:36 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at St. John's Hospice. Jean was born July 3, 1928 in Lake Fork, IL, the daughter of Orville B. "Pappy" and Elsie Faye Munyon Donovan. She married John L. Lewis in 1964 in TN. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2001. Jean was a graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School and was a member of Berlin Christian Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, working crossword puzzles, and loved spending time with her family. She is also preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Brenda Appelt. She is survived by her seven sons, Ron (wife, Terry) Appelt of Springfield, Bill (wife, Nancy) Lewis of Decatur, John (wife, Monica) Lewis of Decatur, James (wife, Mary) Lewis of OH, Roger Bozarth of Palm Springs, CA, Stephen (wife, Lori) Bozarth of New Berlin, and Tom (wife, Marsha) Lewis of Harristown; four daughters, Mary (husband, Rick) Wilkins of Mt. Zion, Debby Schmulbach of Sherman, Diana (husband, Lester) Doty of Mt. Zion, and Linda Wells of Decatur; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Irvin Donovan of Palm Springs, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin. Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Berlin Christian Church, 2580 S. Wake Rd., New Berlin with Rev. Warren Brosi officiating. Burial will follow at Berlin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Berlin Christian Church, 2580 S. Wake Rd., New Berlin, IL 62670.

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