Bette Lu McCarthy June 27, 1927 - November 6, 2020

Bette Lu McCarthy, age 93, of St. Paul, MN, formerly of Hastings, passed away peacefully with family present on November 6, 2020. Preceded in death by sisters, Florence and Lillian; brothers, Stanley and Harry; and husband, Richard. Survived by children: Richard (Dana) of St. Paul, Timothy (Mary Jo) of Pequot Lakes; James (Rita) of Hastings; Jeffrey (Allison) of Savage; Patrick (Jill) of Hinkley; Kathryn (Jay) of Eagan; Michael (Kim) of Hastings; and John (Shelly) of Hastings; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Bette was a loving, supportive, adventurous, and joyful presence for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Private funeral was celebrated November 12, 2020. Please send any memorial donations to: Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, 122 W Franklin Ave Unit 610, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or Cerenity Senior Care, 514 Humboldt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55107 Attn: Bill.


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    Chris Stevens says

    to Richard and Dana,
    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mom Bette. I remember meeting her at St. Matthew’s. She exuded joy and vibrancy in life. May she rest in the arms of the Lord.

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    John (Mac) says

    Prayers for the family. Fond memories of the Hastings holiday events!

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