Betty J. Klosterman, age 92, entered new life on March 12, 2020 at Willowbrook of Effingham. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jack Klosterman, her mother and father, John and Fairie (Foster) Kepner, her brothers, Donald, Gene, and Paul Kepner, and her sisters Dorothy Autenreith and Louise Somers who preceded her in death. She leaves behind in this earthly life her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who loved, cherished and adored her.
Children: sons, John (wife, Pat) Klosterman of Columbia, SC, Steve (wife, Robin) Klosterman of Effingham, IL; and daughters, Julie (husband, Larry) Garner of Effingham, IL and Kaye (husband, Sid) Kibler of Effingham, IL.
Grandchildren: Scott Garner of Salida, CO, Bryan (wife, Jennifer) Kibler of Effingham, IL, Erica (husband, Matt) Pike of Mahomet, IL, Andy (wife, Elizabeth) Klosterman of Beaufort, SC, Jeff (wife, Anne) Kibler of Indianapolis, IN, Jennifer (husband, Jim) Dent of Columbia, SC, and Katie Klosterman of Indianapolis, IN.
Great-grandchildren: Madeline and Sydney Kibler of Effingham, IL, Juliana and Hudson Pike of Mahomet, IL, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Alexandra Kibler of Indianapolis, IN, Grace, Sutton, and Jack Dent of Columbia, SC, and Henry and Robert Klosterman of Beaufort, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Effingham Public Library to honor Betty’s eighty five year passion for reading, learning, and sharing. Those who knew her will remember her unconditional love for her family and friends, generous charitable giving, infectious laughter, unmatched pie baking ability, competitive card playing, loyalty to her sport teams, volunteer work at the library and South Side School, and her ageless beauty. Betty touched many lives with her beautiful spirit. Her light will never be diminished and will live eternally in the hearts of her family and friends. We will all try to listen a little deeper, love a little harder, and be a little kinder.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at

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