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Betty R. Alecock

August 17, 1923 ~ May 7, 2019 (age 95)

Betty R. Alecock, age 95, formerly of the Rozetta Community, passed away at Friendship Manor Silver Cross in Rock Island, Illinois on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:20 am. Betty was born on August 17, 1923 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Charles and Rachel Kinkaid Zielke. She was raised in the Fall Creek area of Rozetta Township where she attended local rural schools. Betty married James C. Alecock on October 13, 1946 at the home of her parents. James preceded her in death on August 9, 1972. Betty was a homemaker and worked the family farm with her husband. She was employed from 1975 to 1985 in the food service at Monmouth College. She was a member of Fall Creek United Methodist Church for 66 years. She then transferred her membership to the Aledo United Methodist Church on June 9, 1991. She currently is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Milan, Illinois. Betty was gifted in baking, sewing, crewel embroidery and crochet. She loved tending to her flower garden wherever she lived. Betty was a master of jigsaw puzzles and shared this love with her friend Mary at Friendship Manor. She was a member of United Methodist Women and the Mercer County Senior Center while in Aledo. Betty's greatest love was for her family. Betty is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Patrick) Shovar of Andalusia, Illinois, three grandchildren; Ryan (Amanda Chong) Shovar, Travis (Tracy) Shovar, and Erin (Roger) Koehn, five great-grandchildren; Mallory and Makayla Shovar, Olivia Shovar, and Malena and Jackson Koehn. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband James, and three brothers; Dean (Phyllis) Zielke, James (Martha) Zielke, and Raymond Zielke.

A funeral service is planned on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Family will be present to receive friends from 9:30-11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rozetta Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Rozetta Cemetery Association.

Visitation
Friday, May 10, 2019
9:30 AM 5/10/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth

301 South Main Street
Monmouth, IL 61462

Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth
301 South Main Street Monmouth 61462 IL
United States
Service
Friday, May 10, 2019
11:00 AM 5/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth

301 South Main Street
Monmouth, IL 61462

Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth
301 South Main Street Monmouth 61462 IL
United States
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