Beth J. Strater, 76, of Monticello died at 5:46 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at home.
Private graveside services will be held at the Monticello Cemetery, Monticello. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.
Beth was born on November 9, 1942 in Monticello, the daughter of Emmett and Lois Rennabarger Johnson. She married John Strater on March 4, 1960 in Monticello; he survives.
Survivors include one son; Darren Strater of Monticello, two daughters; Gail Taylor of Sadorus, Gwen Price of Mahomet, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Beth retired from the University of Illinois Dept. of Material Science and Engineering.
She enjoyed sewing and needlework.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kirby Medical Center.