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Betty K. Curless

June 10th, 1943 – July 28th, 2021

Betty K. Curless, 78, of Rushville, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL passed away at 2:20 pm on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born on June 10, 1943 in Galesburg
, IL, the daughter of Judge and Anna (Martin) Estes. Betty married Wayne Curless on June 10, 1961 in Bluff City, IL. Wayne preceded Betty in death on February 11, 2019.

Also preceding her are her parents and sister, Judy.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Tonya (and Darryl) Holmes of Ipava, IL and Wanette (and Tom) Dwyer of Clinton, IL, 4 grandchildren, DJ (and Laura) Holmes, Jake Holmes, Laney (and Zach) Newberry and Keegan Dwyer, 4 great-grandchildren, Eva, Knox, Peyton and Duncan, 3 sisters, Joyce Wilcoxen of Lewistown, IL, Mindy McKenzie of Lewistown, IL, and Melody Spain of Missouri.

She was a homemaker who took great care of her husband and children.

Betty taught Sunday school for several years and was always by her husband Wayne’s side through the many years of his ministry, helping in numerous ways. She loved to cook and bake for her family, roller skate, and was an avid shopper. Most of all she loved spending time with her 2 daughters, grandchildren, her sister, Joyce, Wayne’s family, who she thought of as her own, and friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Rex Beard will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Condolences


July 29th, 2021

So sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. May God give you strength in your loss.
-Brian Pollitt and family

July 29th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

July 29th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was such a nice lady beautiful soul. She will be missed by many. Judie and John Gorsuch

July 29th, 2021

Sorry for the loss of your mother. Marv/Marilyn Biesenthal

July 29th, 2021

I'm so sorry she was the sweets lady ever hugs to you all. Brenda Heath

July 29th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

July 29th, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was a beautiful lady inside & out. They were awesome neighbors always enjoyed joining them for coffee & some yummy treat. May God bless your entire family, you are in our thoughts & prayers. Roger & Tere Cox

July 29th, 2021

So sorry for your great loss !! Bill and Rosie Brockley

July 29th, 2021

So sorry! Prayers for the family

July 29th, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wendell & DeeVon Schisler

July 29th, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Curless family. Mindy you are in my prayers and thoughts. Lorenda Spilker.

July 29th, 2021

Sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

July 29th, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Curless family. Mindy you are in my prayers and thoughts. Lorenda Spilker.

July 29th, 2021

Tonya, Wanette and family - we are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heart breaks for both of you. Big hug to both of you. She was a special lady. Mike and Julie Dixon

July 29th, 2021

Our sympathy to all your family. She was such a lovely person. Garth and Carolyn Cripe

July 29th, 2021

So very sorry for your family's loss. Roberta Oest

July 29th, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss 😢🙏~Jody Dean

July 29th, 2021

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Hugs & prayers for all. Mark & Mary S Clayton

July 29th, 2021

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort during this time. Bob and Melba Baker

July 29th, 2021

So sorry for your loss Dick & Linda Fisher

July 30th, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing Betty was as beautiful inside as she was outside.Betty is now with Jesus her Saviour ,and no with her best friend her husband..Wayne..our children lived them both when they were in church..they would always mix up their names and refer to them as Wethy n Baybe.She will be missed..God Richly Bless her family..Earl n Lisa Servis

July 30th, 2021

So very sorry for the loss of your mom.prayers and hugs. Bob n Loretta Mummert

July 30th, 2021

Went to church with Betty 48 years ago before Wayne became a Chritian. She spent a lot of time praying for Wayne's salvation. Here prayers were gloriously answered. She will be missed by so many. Praying for your family.

July 30th, 2021

Sorry for your families loss. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Robert and Susan Cameron

July 30th, 2021

Tonya, so sorry to hear about this. Bill and Sharon Stephens

July 30th, 2021

Had prayed for Betty’s healing for many years. He answered yesterday. We will miss our good friend. Tim & Leona Lung

July 30th, 2021

So sorry for your family’s loss. Your mother was a wonder caring person. She will be greatly missed by many.

July 30th, 2021

Wanette, Laney, and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother! Prayers for peace and comfort! 🙏💝🙏

July 30th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Betty's family. Marilyn Shawgo

July 30th, 2021

So very sorry for the family's loss, such a sweet lady!!! Marsha Thomas

July 30th, 2021

So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this sad time
May you find comfort in knowing your parents are reunited
Gary & Bev(Malott)Taylor & family

July 30th, 2021

So sad to hear this. I knew Betty was doing all she could and hanging in there. I met Betty from cousin George Curless. I am also very sorry hearing the passing of Wayne. Great gal and a very special couple. My prayers are with you all from Minnesota.

July 30th, 2021

Sorry for your (and our) loss. Betty Kay and Wayne are now together again sitting in the front row waiting for all of us. They are truly what the Lord planned on how we should be while we are here. They blessed all who knew them.
Melody & Dan

July 30th, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Bettys'passing,I always enjoy talking to her when she came to Oncology clinic,and loved the classy way she dressed.Launi Klitz

July 30th, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, she was a beautiful lady inside and out , Reading this I also learned of your father’s passing so sorry to hear this also, I am George Curless Daughter Laurie Bernard, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family God Bless you all

July 30th, 2021

I am so sorry about your mom. She was a really sweet person and I'm thankful that she became my friend. I will miss her.
Peggy Morrow

July 30th, 2021

We're so very sorry for your loss. We've known your momma since we were kids together in Frederick, and loved her dearly. Tony and Brenda Wessel

July 31st, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family Jo Pedigo

August 1st, 2021

It was an honor to know her. I will miss her greatly. My love and prayers as you travel through this difficult time!

August 1st, 2021

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was always very kind and caring. Marilyn Curless

August 1st, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your mother

August 1st, 2021

Jim and I,along with his sisters and his mom, Della extend our sympathy and offer our prayers for peace and strength.

August 2nd, 2021

Robert and I send our sympathy to all of your family in the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God comfort you and give you peace knowing that she is with Him. Robert and Marna Maxwell