Betty R. Lawrence

  • Born: July 13, 1935
  • Died: February 11, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

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Betty R. Lawrence, 83, of Rock Falls, died Monday, February 11, 2019 at home.

Born July 13, 1935 in Chicago, she was a daughter of Henry and Della (nee Tice) Gadbaw. On July 9, 1955 she married Glenn Lawrence in Chicago. He died September 1, 2014.

Betty enjoyed embroidering, reading and doing puzzles. She and Glenn traveled around the United States to many places but she especially enjoyed their trips to Hawaii.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Susan (Steven) Adams of Rock Falls; her sons, Michael (Sabrina) Lawrence of Schiller Park, Charles Lawrence of Elgin, and Steven (Patricia) Lawrence of Oregon; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Joshua, Heather, Christopher, Andrew, Nicholas, Angelia, Brian, Megan and Kaitlyn; her great grandchildren, Anthony, Dominik, Mia, Molly, Oliver, Ryleigh, Jax, Noah and Breck; her sister Joan King of Florida and a brother Marvin Gadbaw of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date in Lombard. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls is in charge of arrangements.