Betty Hanners Obituary (1930 – 2021) – Casey, IL

Betty Jean (Watters) Hanners

Feb. 27, 1930 – October 4, 2021

CASEY – Betty Jean (Watters) Hanners, age 91, of Casey, IL passed away around 12 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL. She was born on February 27, 1930 in rural Casey, IL the daughter of Clyde Watters Sr. and Myrtie Smith Watters. On November 6, 1946 she married Clarence Henry Hanners in Casey, IL; he passed away on October 1, 1975.

Survivors include her children: Robert “Bob” Eugene Hanners of Casey, IL, Richard A. Hanners (Bridget) of Casey, IL, Cathy Barnes (Don) of Casey, IL, and Susan Kemper (Tony) of Greenup, IL; grandchildren: Jan Coleman (Jason), Jessica Finney (Dale), Amanda Groves (Adam) and Dylan Kemper; great grandchildren: Curtis Coleman (Becca), Celeste Coleman, Riley Groves, Keegan Groves, Asher Groves and Everett Groves; and great -granddaughter: Roselynne Coleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; siblings: Clyde “Jim” Watters Jr., Charles Watters, Harold Watters, Howard Watters, John Watters; sisters: Wanda Phillips and Doris Harris; and great -granddaughter, Jocelyn Groves.

Betty is a lifelong resident of Casey, IL. He was a homemaker and worked for the Ettlebrick Shoe Factory. Betty loved playing cards; he would consider his home, family and grandchildren his greatest achievements.

Funeral and funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, IL with Pastor Brooke Davis officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711 or American Lung Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Payshere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674

To view the full death of the deceased, send a message of condolence, light a candle or post photos, visit Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL oversees the arrangements.

Published by the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier on October 6, 2021.

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