Bette L. Williams age 82, of Aledo, Illinois died Monday July 20, 2020 at Brookstone in Aledo. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 Am Friday July 24, 2020 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Graveside services will follow the visitation at the RLDS Cemetery rural Buffalo Prairie, Il. Memorials may be left to the Community of Christ. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Bette was born July 23, 1937 in Alexis, IL to David and Ida Row Burns. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1955. On September 11, 1955, she married Ronald D. Williams in Joy, IL. He died August 1, 1997.
Bette was a homemaker and was employed in the circulation department at the Times Record in Aledo for over 10 years. She later worked as a receptionist for the Chiropractic Arts Center in Aledo. She was a member of the RLDS Community of Christ Muscatine congregation where she was a very active ASA, Elder, Sunday School Teacher and Women’s Leader of the Blackhawk District. Bette was a leader of the Girl Scouts of America in the Aledo area and was district associate chair for the Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council. She enjoyed crafting, reading and spending time with her family and grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Gary) Blanchard of Buffalo Prairie, IL; Lori Ann Williams of Madison, WI; Lisa (Ron) Butcher of Eldridge, Iowa; three grandchildren: Shawn Blanchard of Buffalo Prairie, IL; Hollie Allbaugh of Chino Hills, CA; Sara Butcher of Port Byron, IL, one sister, Helen Neer of Aledo; one sister-in-law, Nellie (Dennis) Butterfield of Bothell, WA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Mary and Winifred and one brother, David.