Obituary of Betty Logan
Betty Jane Logan
March 24, 1925 – September 14, 2017
Betty Jane Logan, 92 of Griggsville died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.
She was born March 24, 1925 in Perry the daughter of the late Arland Dean and Ruth Irene Turner Wetzel. She married James Edward Logan March 4, 1944 in Perry and he preceded her in death in 2013.
Betty attended a one-room grade school near Perry Springs, and graduated from Perry High School in 1940 at the age of 15. She obtained a 2-year certificate from Western Illinois State Teachers College, and began a 38 year teaching career at the age of 17-1/2. She eventually earned a Bachelor’s degree from Quincy College and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University. She had a positive impact and created lasting impressions on hundreds of students in the Griggsville/Perry area.
Upon retirement from teaching in 1981, Betty assumed bookkeeping duties for the family business, Logan Agri-Service, Inc and remained at work until shortly before her death.
She enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Chicago Bulls basketball, as well as all the activities of her family.
Betty was a member of the Griggsville United Methodist Church, Needlecraft, Chautauqua Circle, and previously served on the Griggsville Library Board.
Surviving is a son Edward Logan (Ronda), a granddaughter Dani Davis (Josh), 2 great grandsons, Fletcher James Davis and Fitzgerald Knox Davis, a sister Glenola Six Heginbotham, and several nieces and nephews, and cousins.
A brief service will be held on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 3 pm in the Griggsville Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Community Foundation in Betty Logan’s name for a fund that is established to provide educational opportunities for students in the Griggsville/Perry School District.
Memorials may be made at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home or the Community Foundation serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, 4531 Maine, Suite A, Quincy, IL 62305 or www.mycommunityfoundation.org/donate-now-2/
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com
The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge or the arrangements.