Betty Rosson

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CANTON - Betty J. Rosson, 79, of Canton passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Hanna City United Methodist Church, with Pastor Robert L. DeBolt officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, June 16, 2014, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave., Peoria.

Betty was born on Nov. 1, 1934, in Baton Rouge, La., a daughter of William and Ruby (Bell) Raymond. She married Gareth W. "Bill" Rosson on June 18, 1949, in Kahoka, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2013, in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Max) Lalicker of Brimfield; son, Gary (Karen Benge) Rosson of Boulder, Colo.; stepdaughter, Marilyn (Don) Piper of Georgetown, Texas; sister, Nancy (Jeff) Stoops of Bargersville, Ind.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and niece, LeAnne Hester of Indianapolis.

Betty was last employed as the activity director at Victoria Palms in Donna, Texas. She was formerly employed at the Peoria YWCA and the Peoria Journal Star.

She enjoyed gardening, crafts and sewing. She loved her life on the lake, nature, cooking, her dogs and most importantly, her children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Betty's memorial website and online condolences may be accessed at

Funeral Home
Clary Funeral Home
3004 West Lake Avenue Peoria, IL 61614
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 15 to June 16, 2014