Betty J. (Hull) Lind

July 17, 1938 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 83)


Betty J. Lind, age 83, of Galesburg, Illinois; passed away at 12:10 am on September 3, 2021 at her granddaughters residence. Betty was born on June 17, 1938 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Howard Mark and Erma Frances Tatman Hull. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and Monmouth High School. Carl E. ‘Gene’ Lind married Betty Hull on October 14 1990. He passed away on Monday April 22nd 2013.  Betty began work as a waitress at O.T. Johnson in Galesburg, then was employed at Giant Foods in Galesburg for a time.  She lastly was employed in Diatary at Seminary Manor Nursing Home in Galesburg, from which she retired. Betty was an active mother and was involved locally with 4H. She loved to attend her family's events and most loved her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Mike O'Reilly of Springfield, Illinois and her step daughter, Katherine Nelson of Alexis, Illinois and her granddaughter Thira Purchase of Galesburg, and granddaughter Chrystal Eckwood, and grandsons, Michael Nelson and Heather, and Patrick Lind and Precilla, and here granddaughter Melissa Nelson. 
Her sister, Donna Reyburn of Monmouth is also surviving as well as a number of her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, and brother, Larry Hull.
As were her wishes, cremation rites are being accorded Betty and no visitation or service is currently planned.   A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of her care. To leave a remembrance or for more information please visit 

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