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“So sorry to hear about Aunt Bettys passing...you are all in my prayers ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Charley Cooper - Knoxville, TN

“Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.Yolanda & Louie Ramirez ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Louie Ramirez - Sterling, IL

“Love You Mom! ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Bruce Henson - Sterling, IL - Son


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Betty J. Henson, 79, of Sterling, died on Friday morning, May 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on September 16, 1937 in Sterling to Ernest and Eva (Reeser) Finders. She married Charles Henson on October 15, 1955 in Rock Falls.

She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and loved Conway Twitty and Elvis. Betty enjoyed cooking and also loved flowers. She adored her family especially her best Canine companion Cooper.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband Charles; 2 daughters, Rebecca (Joseph) Duis of Sterling and Brenda Henson (Mike Bredberg) of Rock Falls; 2 sons, Bruce (Gail) Henson of Sterling and Charles Henson (Rachel Dorner) of Rock Falls; a sister, Linda Rogalski of Rockford; grandchildren, Tara (Adam) Cate, Trisha (Mike) Petersen, Natalie (Jake) Amesquita, Sean Crossley (fiancée Abby), Brady Henson (fiancée Hollie), Brianna Henson, Brodie Henson, Drew Henson and Casen Taylor; and great grandchildren, Gwen, Cash, Athena, Wyatt, Quin, and Kenna. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Barbara, a son Brad, and 2 sisters Virginia Parks and Shirley McCord.

Visitation will be from 9-11 AM on Tuesday May 30th at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Vickers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory to Hospice of the Rock River Valley. To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com