CREAL SPRINGS -- Betty June Newbold, 80, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, in Angel Acres in Marion.
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Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Eddie Donelson officiating. Burial will be in Simmons Cemetery in Creal Springs. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.
Betty was born June 14, 1931, in Creal Springs to Orval and Betty Marie (Hood) Williams.
She married Dennis Sherman Newbold on Oct. 12, 1966, in Marion. Together, they shared 42 wonderful years together. He preceded her in death Saturday, March 22, 2008.
Survivors include two sisters, Imogene Smith and husband, Don of Phoenix, Ore., and Kathleen Lee and husband, Raymond of Damon, Texas; two brothers, Orval Williams and wife, Dorothy M. of Marion, and Curtis Roger Williams and wife, Elaine Sue of Creal Springs; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; stepson, Dennis Sherman Newbold Jr. and wife, Helen of Inverness, Fla.; and stepgrandchild, Brent Jason Newbold and wife, Laura.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and nephew, Steven Williams, and his wife and child, Grace and Christian.
Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed raising vegetables in her garden and sharing them with her neighbors, friends and family. Betty and Dennis loved to farm and all things that went with it, including caring for their chickens and pigs, Black Angus cattle and Belgium horses.
She was an outstanding cook and was known for being a kind and generous person who loved her family and friends.
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Published in The Southern Illinoisan from July 16 to July 18, 2011