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Betty Findlay

September 24, 2018

Betty L. Findlay, 68, of Morris, passed away Thursday evening (Sept. 20, 2018) at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Morris, a daughter of Glen and Janet (Gunderson) Anderson. She was raised in Morris and graduated from Morris Community High School with the Class of 1968. Betty spent her career at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet and retired as a purchasing analyst after 30 years of service. She was an active and devoted member of First Baptist Church of Morris and, throughout the years, enjoyed singing in the choir and playing in the handbell choir.

Humble, loving and kind, Betty lived a heart-centered life rich in faith, family and service to others. Whether baking a pie, for which she was renowned, spending cherished time with her grandchildren, or mingling among friends downtown during a Cruise Night, Betty’s heart and thoughts always were centered on the well-being of others. A true example of a Christian role model, Betty will long be remembered in the hearts of those she loved.

Surviving are her husband, David Findlay, whom she married April 26, 1985, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris; son, Brian (Annette) Findlay, of Bradley; daughter-in-law, Jenn Andrews, of Momence; four grandchildren, Kyle Findlay and Ashlyn Findlay, both of Momence, and Kierra Findlay and Matthew Findlay, both of Bradley; one sister, Nancy (Jim) McCormick, of Mazon; niece, Kimberly (Russell) Wendling, of Kaneville; and great-nieces, Kaitlyn (Jeremy) White, of Elgin, and Anna Wendling, of Kaneville; as well as several cousins, including her dear cousin, Sue (Lou) Salinas, of Minooka.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a son, Brent Douglas, on Nov. 11, 1997.

Visitation took place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Reeves Funeral Home in Morris. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church, 1650 W. Illinois Route 6, in Morris. The Rev. Steve Larson will officiate. Burial will be in Saratoga Cemetery in Morris.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1650 W. Illinois Route 6, Morris, IL 60450.

Please sign her online guestbook at reevesfuneral.com.

(Pd)

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