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Obituary for Betty M. Buikema
BETTY BUIKEMA, 80, of 504 Ash Avenue, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL, following an extended illness. Betty was born September 23, 1926 in Appleton, WI, to Francis and Lenora (Burmeister) Cavanaugh. She was educated in the Appleton, WI schools. Betty married Ronald G. Buikema on January 9, 1959 in Marion, IA. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed homemaking and lovingly provided childcare in her home for many years. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison and a member and past president of Morrison VFW Post #8281 Auxiliary. Survivors include her beloved husband of 48 years, Ron; four daughters, Susan Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; Penny (Mrs. Terry) Edwards of Thomson, IL; Deb Edwards of Mt. Carroll, IL; and Paula (Mrs. Frank) Easton of Cedar Rapids, IA; one son, Ben (Donna) Buikema of Barrington, IL; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one sister, Carol (Mrs. John) Smith of Cedar Rapids, IA; two brothers, Howard Cavanaugh of Valley Center, CA and Donald Kille of Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Oscar Kille; three sisters, Laverne Van Dinter, Mary Lahn, and June Eisenbise.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING Rev. Jon W. Nienhuis " Pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church VISITATION 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL