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“Im sorry to hear of your moms passing God bless ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Johnson - ormond beach, FL

“Bill and Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. God bless you and your family. -Debra ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Knapp - Sterling, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Cushman family. Have such fond memories of Betty. You are in our prayers. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dale & Barb Hayen - Sterling, IL

“My thoughts and my prayers are with each of you! Thoughts of Betty will always make me smile! I remember when I first started working at the Post...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Richmond - sterling, IL

“My deepest sympathy to your family Ruth. I share your grief as you travel the path of living without your Mom. My thoughts, prayers and hugs are...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: jody Dirks - Sterling, IL

“Please accept condolences and sympathies for the loss of Mrs Cushman. Prayers for all the family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Joiner - Macon, GA - Friend

“We send our deepest sympathies to the entire family! Mrs. Cushman has always been an icon in the Galt community and we are sure that Galt will not...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Newell and Kandra Cook - Sterling, IL

“My prayers and sympathy to all of the family who are feeling such a deep loss at the passing of your mother and friend. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dianna Dean-Laaker - Sterling, IL

“I am so sorry, for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Christy Hargis - Wells, MN

“Grandma Betty.....you will be missed. You are family and always will be. We love you and will continue to love the rest of the Cushman's down here....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: KYLE AND SHELLEY ANDERSON - IL

“We send our sympathy to your family as you grieve the passing of Betty. I knew her through Robbin and bowling with her. We always had fun and she...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rindy & Scott Wohlstadter - IA


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Betty M. Cushman, 84, of Galt, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Betty was born on September 18, 1932 in Iowa City, IA she was the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Bean) Ford. She married Rodney T. Cushman on June 6, 1951 in New Mexico.

Betty was a secretary at Sterling High School for 6 years. She and Rodney enjoyed traveling and took many trips to England, Canada, Texas, and California. She enjoyed tennis, bowling, and swimming. Betty loved to entertain family and friends with many gatherings at her home. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and her greatest passion was her love for her children and grandchildren.

Those who survive include her husband Rodney, of Galt; her daughters, Ruth (David) Hand of Rock Falls and Robbin Clifton of Sterling; her sons, Bill (Elaine) Cushman of Sterling and Bob Cushman (Mary House) of Galt; her grandchildren , Shelley (Johnnie) smith, Brad (Melissa) Cushman, Derrick Hand, Lynnsey (Payton) Leigh, Anna Cushman, Trevor Cushman-Clifton, and Jade Clifton; and her great grandchildren, Katie Smith (Connor Leach), Alyssa Zabala, Ellie Leigh, Cale Cushman, Carson Leigh, Carli Cushman and Cherish Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step father, William Weinberg by whom she was raised.

Cremation rites have been accorded and per her wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Arrangements are under the care and direction of McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls.