Betty Braden

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FARMINGTON - Betty C. Braden, 79, of Farmington passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Farmington Country Manor.

She was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Lewistown to Carl and Ethel Andre Braden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gerald Braden and Jerry Braden; and sister, Vivian Eilene Croy.

She is survived by her brother, Larry (Maureen) Braden of Mapleton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Betty was a great baseball player when she was younger. She loved to play blackjack.

She worked at Laidlaw Wire Co. in Bartonville and was a real estate broker in California, where she also owned and operated the Purple Squirrel Boutique.

She lived in California for 50 years before coming back here to live in December of 2010.

Cremation has been accorded and a private service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to in her name.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Mid Illinois
905 S 5th St Pekin, IL 61555
(309) 688-2088
Funeral Home Details
Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 27, 2014
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