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Betty J. Lawver

June 26th, 1929 – March 18th, 2021

Betty June Lawver, age 91 of Astoria, Illinois, passed away at 3:50 am Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois. She was born on June 26, 1929 in Bluff City, Illinois, the daughter of William Jennings "W.J." and Inez Mae (Stambaugh) Palmer. Betty married Dwayne D. "Boon" Lawver on September 3, 1953 in Astoria. He preceded her in death on February 22, 2013.

She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Russell and Robert Palmer.

Betty is survived by her son, James Lawver of Peoria, Illinois, her daughter, Carol (and Zach) Schumm of Trophy Club, TX, four grandchildren; Mandy (and Jon) Greathouse, Lucas (and Jennifer) Lawver, Bailey Schumm and Madison Schumm, and three great-grandchildren, April Greathouse, Sebastian Lawver and Lizbeth Lawver.

Betty was a cook at the Astoria Community Schools' for 18 years.

She loved to crochet, play games and cards.

Betty was a member of Grace Bible Church in Astoria.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois. Pastor Ben Murray will officiate. Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the services. Social distancing and mask are required. Memorials may be made in Betty's memory to the Grace Bible Church. Interment will be in the South Fulton Cemetery in Astoria, Illinois.

Condolences


March 19th, 2021

Zach, Carol, Bailey, & Maddie, may the wonderful memories of your mother/grandmother held in your heart help you as we go forward without her, but she will always be in your hearts. Lots of blessings, Maria DaCosta

March 19th, 2021

Sorry for the passing of your mother. She was an awesome person. Marv n Marilyn Biesenthal and families. Prayers for you and your family Carol

March 19th, 2021

Sorry for the passing of your mother. She was an awesome person. Marv n Marilyn Biesenthal and families. Prayers for you and your family Carol

March 19th, 2021

Zach and Carol, may her love envelope you always

March 19th, 2021

So sorry for your loss
Betty was such a sweet lady
Thoughts and prayers for all of you
The Taylor & The Malott Families

March 19th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Betty at school. Nancy Carithers

March 19th, 2021

Mandy, so very sorry for your loss. I know from your stories that she was a remarkable woman. Prayers to you and your family. Heather and Matt Brand

March 19th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was really a sweet loving lady. She will be greatly missed

March 20th, 2021

Dear Carol and family I am so sorry about your mom. I told mom and she said to please send you her heartfelt condolences. They was the best of friends for many many years. Glenna Parry and Tammy

March 20th, 2021

Zach and Carol, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

March 20th, 2021

we are so sorry for your loss! She was such a friendly person & so nice to talk to. Gene & Connie Lockard

March 21st, 2021

Betty was a wonderful person. It always was a joy to go through the food line at the Astoria School Cafeteria and share joyful words with her. We were blessed to have known her.
Mary and Lowell Aten, Macomb IL

March 22nd, 2021

Mandy, So sorry for your loss. May all your memories comfort you at this time ~ Prayers flowing to you and your family. Tina Drennan

March 23rd, 2021

I remember Betty well. We lived across the street until we moved across town. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed.

March 29th, 2021

Mandy -- I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you always spoke so fondly of your grandma and I know you'll miss her greatly. Many prayers of comfort during this difficult time. Marianne Power