Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Bettie R. Wilson

10/1/1925 - 5/6/2018

PEKIN ~ Bettie Ruth Wilson, 92, of Pekin, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.

Born October 1, 1925 to Otto and Eula (McKee) Shanks, she married Royal N. Wilson on September 4, 1948 in Canton, Missouri.  He passed away September 17, 2016 in Pekin.   She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; and one brother-in-law.

Surviving are one daughter, Belinda Wilson of Chenoa; and two granddogs, Sawyer and Mia.

Prior to raising a family, Bettie had worked as a secretary.  After starting a family, she was a homemaker and a seamstress.

Bettie loved walking on the beach.  She enjoyed crafting, sewing and flower gardening.  She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and she loved feeding her pet squirrels peanut butter crackers.

Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Inurnment will be in LaBelle Cemetery in LaBelle, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society at 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554 or to the Cougar Network at 75 White Ave. Concord, MA 01742.

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