Betty  Points

Obituary of Betty Points

 

Betty Lou Points, 91, of Waverly, IL passed away early afternoon Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home in rural Waverly.

Betty was born November 17, 1926 in Scottville, IL the daughter of the late Robert Roland and Leona Lina Butcher Stone. 

She married Lendell Points in 1951 and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1981.

Surviving are children Nancy (Rod) Heriford, Bill (Alison) Points and Julia (Bob) Campbell all of Waverly, IL  11 grandchildren, Katelyn Brown, Justin Brown, Lakota (Casey) Constant, Cheyenne Gaillard, Heather Brown, Maranda Points, Colton Brown, Josie Points, Gabe Points, Wade Campbell and Emma Points and step-grandchild Devin (Tara) Heriford.  Great grandchildren Brody Constant, Kaydence Lowder, Bradley Brown and step-great-grandchild Sydney Cornish; her sisters, Marian (Ed) Holcomb of Hillsboro, IL and Ann (Sam) Brewer of Waverly, IL.; brothers Albert (Beverly) Stone of Atwater, IL and Richard (Marlene) Stone of Sebring, FL. along with several nieces and nephews.

The family is extremely grateful for Donna Campbell who provided care that allowed Betty to be able to remain at home.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Naomi Stone and Rosalee Stone, and twins in infancy.

Betty graduated from Virden High School in 1946.  She then attended and graduated from Brown’s Business College with a degree in money management.  She then worked at Allis Chalmers ordering and purchasing tractor parts.

After her marriage to Lendell, Betty became a farm wife, helping her husband in the early years with milking cows on their dairy farm.  She also provided meals to the field at planting and harvest time for her husband and later her son.

 

Betty was especially known for her pies, angel food cakes, caramels and peanut brittle.

She won numerous ribbons at the county fair with her cooking skills.  She also competed at the Illinois State Fair in baking contests. 

Betty enjoyed her garden which kept expanding thru the years.  She canned and froze produce from her bountiful garden which she also shared with neighbors.

Betty raised chickens and had an egg route in Waverly.  She milked a cow which provided fresh milk for her children and cream for her caramels.

She loved and was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Betty also loved cats, which she had many of over the years.

She was always ready to prepare food to assist a neighbor or a loved one.

Her family will greatly miss her laughter and generosity.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday (February 19, 2018) at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il.  Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Waverly Rescue Squad.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.