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Betty Dornbush

August 02, 1928 - January 06, 2013

BETTY DORNBUSH, 84, of Harbor Crest Home, Fulton, IL, formerly of Albany, IL, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA.

Betty was born August 2, 1928, in Fulton, IL, to Edward and Tina (Damhoff) Boelkins. She was educated in the Fulton and Morrison grade schools and was a graduate of Morrison High School. Betty married Eugene Dornbush on December 16, 1950, in Fulton, IL. He died April 26, 2012. She was employed as a secretary for the former Fidelity Life Insurance Company in Fulton and she was a homemaker. Betty was a charter member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, IL. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Marla (Mike) Smeltzly of Port Byron, IL; four sons, Roland (Lori) Dornbush of Erie, IL; Roger Dornbush of Albany, IL; Randy (Diane) Dornbush of Albany, IL; and Darrell (Amber) Dornbush of Erie, IL; twelve grandchildren, Craig (Jen) Dornbush, Jackie (Mike) Wright, Mike-Shane (Megan) Dornbush, Keaton Smeltzly, Karson Smeltzly, Kye Smeltzly, Austin Dornbush, Logan Dornbush, Kassie Dornbush, Molly Dornbush, Leslie (Scott) Miner, and Jamie (Stormy) Melton; eight great- grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Geerts of Albany, IL; three brothers-in-law, Harlan Dornbush of Erie, IL; Lester (Julie) Dornbush of Fulton, IL, and Allen Dornbush of Albany, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eugene; one sister, Pauline Boelkins; six sisters-in-law, Catherine Dornbush, Kathryn Dornbush, Audrey Sikkema, Sharon Ottens, Helen Port, and Shirley Dornbush in infancy; two brothers-in-law, Leonard Geerts and Kenneth Port.

Funeral Information

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home

OFFICIATING: Rev. Shannon Parrish - Pastor: Newton Zion Reformed Church - Erie, IL

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home

INTERMENT: Lusk Memorial Cemetery - Albany, IL

Donations Information

MEMORIALS: Emmanuel Reformed Church - Morrison, IL
and Newton Zion Reformed Church - Erie, IL

Betty Dornbush

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