Betty Schafman

BETTY SCHAFMAN, 92 ROCKFORD - Betty Schafman, 92, of Rockford, died at 5 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, in her home. Born June 19, 1921, in Rockford, Ill.; the daughter of Daniel and Mabel (Fergeson) Huston. She married Peter Schafman and was married for 70 years until he predeceased her Nov. 13, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Julia (David) Johnson, Linda (George) Petty, Carol (John) Shaner and Patricia Thrope; sons, David (Donna), Thomas (Dee) and William Schafman; sister, Bernice Thebideau; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her grandson, Robert Petty (1971) and daughter-in-law, Josephine Schafman (2008). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knolls Dr., with Rev. John R. Evans officiating. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford, with rosary reciting to begin at 6:45 p.m. A second visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the service in St. Rita Catholic Church. Memorials to , 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or online condolence, visit

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014