George Bettis

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Monday, November 27, 2017
Waverly East Cemetery
Curtis St.
Waverly, Illinois, United States

Obituary of George Bettis

George Kenneth Bettis, age 92, of Waverly, Il. died late Monday evening (November 20, 2017) at Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, Il.

He was born March 15, 1925 in Haypress, Il. son of the late George Andrew and Mable Long Bettis.

He married Idella J. Duckwiler on February 27, 1952 and she survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kenny Bettis (Rosy), Roger Bettis (Alice) and Charlotte Eyer all of Waverly, Il.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Avalee McGee and Becky Copelin; sisters, Marie White and Vivian Byers; and brothers, Marshall Bettis and Wayne Bettis.

Kenny worked as a welder for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for many years.  He was a member of New Hope Church in Waverly, Il.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in W.W. II.  Kenny loved to garden and providing his family and community with fresh vegetables. 

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday (November 27, 2017) at Waverly East Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waverly Rescue Squad c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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