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“So sorry for your loss. Betty was a remarkable lady. Loved to laugh and talk with her. I so sorry I can't be there but y'all are in my thoughts and...Read More »
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“Deepest Sympathies to Family and Friends during this difficult this difficult time. ”
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“So sorry for your loss. Betty was a remarkable lady. Loved to laugh and talk with her. I so sorry I can't be there but y'all are in my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce Clemonds - Gillespie, IL

“Betty will be missed by all at Resthave. ”
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“So sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Schroeder - Fulton, IL

“Sorry for your loss, sending prayers and thoughts. ”
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Betty Jane Harridge, 89 of Morrison, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison surrounded by her family.

She was born in Morrison, the daughter of John and Louise (Rosenow) Popkins on July 10, 1929. She attended Morrison Schools. Betty married John A. Harridge on September 7, 1949. She was a former homemaker, worked in the food industry and was known for her baking skills. She enjoyed going to the casinos, fishing and family gatherings.

Surviving her are one son, Tim Harridge (Cheryl Muse); one daughter, Jane (Mike) Waterman; seven grandchildren, Shawna Harridge, Andy (Leslie) Harridge, Jessie Harridge, Chelsey (Brian) Hohensee, Zach (Aimee) Harridge, Betty Jo (Jason) Schmitt and Calvin (Carrie) Harridge; fourteen great grandchildren; one special daughter-in-law, Nancy (Larry) Pape; one sister, Nancy McCallister; two brothers, Arnie Popkins and Vernon (Bernice) Popkins; one brother-in-law, Clarence (Carol) Harridge and one sister-in-law, Frances Frederick.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2012; one son, Dennis, in 1989 and her brothers, John Jr. Popkin , Alvin Popkin and Raymond Popkin.

Graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements were completed with the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls.