Betty Louise "Nanny" Cain

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Betty Louise "Nanny" Cain, 86, of 418 Washington, formerly of 823 N. Fifth, went to be with the Lord surrounded by five generations of family at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, (Aug. 20, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

Betty was born June 11, 1927, in Quincy, a daughter of George and Theresa Masters Clifford. In 1948, she married Robert A. Cain Sr. in Quincy. He died July 31, 1973.

Betty was a custodian along with her husband and father at Notre Dame for many years. Later in life, she was a CNA at St. Mary's Hospital.

She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was truly loved by her family.

She was an avid pet lover and supporter of the Quincy Humane Society. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God. Betty had an artistic flair, and she enjoyed drawing and sketching. She also liked to cook and won awards for her cooking. Betty was a talented singer, and she sang in the USO during World War II.

Survivors include four children, David Charles (Susan) Clifford, Robert Arthur (Sharon) Cain Jr., Janet K. (George, Jr.) Barton and Linda Sue (Kenny, Sr.) Franks, all of Quincy; 16 grandchildren, Terri Lynn (David) Thornton, David John (Kathy) Clifford, Paula K. (Richard II) Gregory, Christopher (Samantha) Cain, Shawn (Ashley) Cain, Elvis (Sarah) Cain, Buffy Austin, Rob (Trina) Barton, Tina (Ricky) Terstriep, George Barton III, Linda (Dr. Don) Hermens and Kenny A. (Angie) Franks, all of Quincy, Katherine Franks of Kenosha, Wis., Kary Lynn Franks of Ursa, Kristina (Michael) Myers of Quincy, and Kurt A. (Jen) Franks of Houston; 54 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Cindy Hufford of Quincy; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Clifford of Quincy.

In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Roy Clifford.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Monday in Bethel Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Neal Moore conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday in the church.

MEMORIALS: Quincy Humane Society or Bethel Assembly of God.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


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Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
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Quincy, IL 62301
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2013
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