Betty Lou Taylor, age 87, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria.
Betty was born on August 12, 1933 in Morrison, Illinois to Bert and Henrietta (Decker) Wiebenga. She married Donald W. Taylor on July 29, 1955 in Morrison. He preceded her in death in March of 2004. Also preceding her in death are her son, Daniel, and her daughter, Barbara Jo.
Surviving are her children, Beth (Craig) Welk of Gladstone, MO; her grandchildren, Eric Welk of Riverside, MO, Aaron Welk of O’Fallon, MO and Marissa Welk of Independence, MO; and her great-grandchildren, Joseph, Van, Shyla, Bennett and Rowan Welk and Baylee and Carter Orwick. Also surviving is her brother, LaVerne Wiebenga in Plant City, FL.
Betty worked for Bob Smith Insurance for 9 years and for the IVC School District as the secretary for Chillicothe Elementary Center for 17 years. She was a member of the Chillicothe First United Methodist Church and Pearce Community Center. Betty was also active with Leatha Circle and she enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11am at Chillicothe United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Martz will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe as well as one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women Kitchen Fund for the New Church. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com