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Betty R. Whalen

September 8, 1932 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 86)

Betty R. Whalen, 86, of Shenandoah passed away on Monday, July 1st at Ridgeview Health & Rehabilitation in Shenandoah Heights.  She was born in Shenandoah on September 8th, 1932 to the late William and Ruth “Ecker” Guers.

Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Whalen and also a son, Francis Whalen.

Surviving are her cousin and caregiver, Carol K. Wesolowski of South Carolina, her dear friend, Irene Lewandowski, several other cousins and friends, and her faithful companion, her dog- Sweet Pea

Betty worked at the Shenandoah Manor for many years in the laundry department.  She liked to collect dolls, angels, and various other knick-knacks.  She also enjoyed traveling in her younger years.  Betty leaves us with her favorite saying “God be with you till we meet again”.

Scripture Services will be held on Friday, July 5th at 12pm in the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah with Pastor Mindy Heppe officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 11am to 12pm at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

A special thank you to the kind and loving staff at Ridgeview Health and Rehabilitation for their care of Betty over the past 2 years.


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