Elizabeth (Betty) Silvestro was born in San Francisco, on March 29, 1928, and died on Nov. 25, 2013.

She was married to Joseph (Pino) Silvestro Jr., and they were blessed with three children, Margaret Marino, JoAnn Gholz-Inmon (Tony) and Joseph Silvestro III.

She was the best grandma ever to Michael Seelye (Kelly), Roger Seelye, Chandra Seelye, Shannon McCambridge (Elliot), Lauren Gholz (Renee), Eric Gholz (Stacy), Katie Inmon and Taylor Silvestro; great-grandmother to 11; and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a kind and nurturing and was “Mom” and “Grandma” to a host of kids throughout her life. There was always room at the table for one more. She will always be remembered for her loving spirit and her sense of humor.

We would like to thank everyone at the Fremont and Good Shepherd Hospice for the love and care they gave Mom.

We’ll love you forever, we’ll like you for always, as long as we’re living, our mommy you’ll be.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3250 S. National Avenue Springfield, MO 65807 and The Kitchen, 1630 N. Jefferson Avenue Springfield, MO 65803.

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