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Betty L. Little

November 8th, 1923 – March 4th, 2019

Betty Lee Little, age 95 of Bath, IL, formerly of Vermont, IL, passed away at 9:42 pm on Monday, March 4, 2019 at her home in Bath. She was born on November 8, 1923 in Smithfield, IL, the daughter of Herman and Muriel (Weese) Markley. On December 6, 1941, Betty married Cletus Little in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on August 25, 2000.

Betty was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Pottorf, three sons, Robert, Michael, and David Little, and two sisters, Geraldine DeJaynes and Phyllis Shepard.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Little of Bath, her daughter-in-law Kathy Little of Vermont, nine grandchildren; Pam (and Brad) Hopping, Brenda (and Bill Morey) Little, Robin (and Carl) Beebe, Robert, Jr. (and Cary) Little, Brandon (and Terri Baker) Little, Tammy Sawyer, Summer Phillips, Kristy Pottorf, and John Pottorf, twelve great-grandchildren; Andrew, Adam, Amber, Rose, Daniel, Carly, Chey, Cole, Kierra, Christopher, Jackie, and Caitlyn, seven great-great-grandchildren; Hayden, Aspyn, Hudson, Daxton, Payton, Laney, and Ava, and her sister Rosalie Stephens of Havana, IL.

Betty worked many jobs, but her favorite occupation was waitressing. Her last job was with Phyllis, waitressing at Bernie's Bar and Grill in Vermont at the age of 86.

Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren, watching them as they participated in their favorite activities. She loved going out to lunch and shopping, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, ANY WHERE!

Betty was a very special lady who was loved by all who knew her.

Services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Cody Stinnett will officiate. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 7th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Betty Little Memorial Fund.


March 5th, 2019

Betty was always such a go-getter, moving at high speed. She was a joy to be around. I admired how she coped with the loss of 4 of her 5 children, more than most parents could ever survive. Knowing this family, I am happy to say they all hold a special place in my heart, as did Betty. My sympathies to all. John & Sandy Bybee

March 5th, 2019

Betty was such an amazing lady, I enjoyed the time I worked with her at Bernies. At 80yrs young, I could not keep up with her. We will miss you dearly, Ms. Betty.

March 6th, 2019

Very Special Lady. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.Prayers for Little family.
A friend Dan Johnson

March 6th, 2019

My prayers & thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Debbie Douglas

March 6th, 2019

Sorry for your loss prayers to the family!

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
Cindy McClintock

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.Kathy and Maurice cox

March 6th, 2019

Sincere sympathy to all the Little family. Cheryl and Gary Matteson

March 6th, 2019

Loved running into her she was always nice to talk to and had a smile for everyone. Sending prayers to the family.
Penni Stracker

March 11th, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. Betty's son, David, and I had many great hunts on Grandma's farm. He was a great cousin. Leonard Stephens