PEORIA HEIGHTS - Bettye M. James, 85, of North Galena Road, Peoria Heights, passed away at 7:28 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Peoria Heights.
She was born on May 1, 1929, in Kewanee, Ill., to Frank and Sophie (Van Waes) Karpowicz. She married Carl James Jr. on Dec. 9, 1996, in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2002, in Peoria Heights.
Bettye is survived by three sisters, Marie Doak of Peoria, Frances Kidd of Burbank, Calif., and Katherine (James) Vlasis of Pekin; and two brothers, Dan (Shirley) Karpowicz of Fort Myers, Fla., and Frank (Mary Elizabeth) Karpowicz of Huntley.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria, Ill. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.