September 30, 1926 - July 22, 2021
Betty J. Newton, age 94, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Bickford House of Bourbonnais. She was born September 30, 1926 in Johnson County, the daughter of Blaine & Lois Webb Simmons. Betty married Claude Jerald Newton on September 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1993. Betty retired from Shapiro Developmental Center after 38 years of service. She belonged to the Women of the Moose. Betty loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed supporting their activities. Betty was a lifetime member of Community of Christ Church. In recent years, she attended Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gregory Newton of Palm Springs, CA and Richard & Diana Newton of Kankakee; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lana & Don Burson of Kankakee and Vicki Scott of Bourbonnais; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Bonnie Turnbull of MN and Hallie & Jim Choisser of AR; five grandchildren, Brett Burson, Brian Burson, Jennifer Casabonne, Sara Bushman, and Zachary Newton; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Betty is preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Ryan Scott; five brothers, John, Joe, Jack, Jesse, and Frank; and three sisters, Dorothy, Alice Mae, and Marbia. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Elder Glenn Webb will officiate the ceremony. Interment will follow at Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Aroma Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Uplifted Care or Asbury United Methodist Church.
Betty J. Newton, age 94, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Bickford House of Bourbonnais. She was born September 30, 1926 in Johnson County, the daughter of Blaine & Lois Webb Simmons. Betty married Claude Jerald Newton... View Obituary & Service Information
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