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WASHINGTON - Betty Pauline Owen, 79, of Washington passed away at 12:34 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Betty was born in Peoria on June 7, 1934, the daughter of Elmer and Ester Gerard. She married Clarence Owen in Missouri on July 29, 1972.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years; five sons, Anthony Hardin of Washington, Tom (Susan) Hardin of Madison, Wis., Tim (Donna) Hardin of Peoria, Jerry Kinman of East Peoria and Mike Owen of Peoria; two daughters, Tammy (Emmerson) Durst of Bay View Gardens and Brenda (Ron) Craig of Washington; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Florence Gerard; two sisters; one brother; and two great-grandchildren.

She loved being married to her best friend. She had a strong passion for home cooking for the family. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed being with her extended bingo family.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Pastor Tom Myers will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Fondulac Township Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Twin Oaks Missionary Baptist Church in East Peoria or the .

To view Betty's memorial Web page, please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 1, 2013
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