Idella J. Bettis

Idella J. Bettis, age 91, of Carlinville Rehabilitation & Health Care and formerly of Waverly, Il. died Monday evening (September 10, 2018) at the Health Care Center.


She was born May 13, 1927 in Kilbourne, Il. daughter of the late James and Grace Ainsworth Duckwiler.


She married Kenneth Bettis on February 27, 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 20, 2017.


Surviving are her children Kenny Bettis (Rosy), Roger Bettis (Alice) and Charlotte Eyer all of Waverly, Il.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a sister, Beverly Reif (Dale) of Eldred, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Avalee McGee and Becky Copelin; sisters, Helena Rimby, Edna Hopper, Irene Edwards, Grace Eyer, and Ethel King; and a brother, Charles Duckwiler.


Ildella was a member of New Hope Church in Waverly, Il.  She loved quilting and spending time with family. 


Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday (September 14, 2018) at Waverly East Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Waverly Rescue Squad or New Hope Baptist Church both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at