CARBONDALE – Meribeth “Betsy” Lerner Highland, 75, of Carbondale passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Betsy was born October 25, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles J. and Janice R. (Leviton) Lerner. She married Gary A. Highland in Carbondale, Illinois on June 22, 1968 and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2021.
Betsy is survived by her three sons, John Highland of Chicago, Charles “Chuck” Highland, Robert “Bobby” Highland both of Carbondale, and sister, Cynthia Heckscher of Philadelphia, PA.
Betsy was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and SIU Salukis. Along with her husband, Gary, she was a proud supporter of the Carbondale Terrier athletics. She had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Betsy was a homemaker devoted to her family and their many pets throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her in-laws, Lewis and Dorothy Highland.
Gary & Meribeth “Betsy” Highland memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, June 13th, at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. A visitation will take place at the graveside from 11:00 am until the service.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Illinois.
Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Betsy visit, www.meredithfh.com.