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Betty Louise Atkinson

May 2, 1938 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 79)

Betty Louise Davis Atkinson, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.  She had been battling Diabetes for a long time.

She was born in Peoria, IL on May 2nd, 1938 to Harry & Edna McKeel.  She married Jake Davis in 1957 and then moved to Wayne County in 1965.  They had 6 children together.  She later married Dellas Atkinson in 1977, who preceded her in death in 1995.

She spent her life raising her children and also worked as a Nurse’s Aide and a Home Care Aide in Fairfield, IL until she retired in 1999.  She loved people and life.  She had lived at Way-Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield, IL until recently moving to Carmi Manor in Carmi, IL.  She loved to play bingo and listen to gospel music.

She is survived by a son Ronnie (Sylvia) Davis of Fairfield, IL; 3 daughters:  Janice (Ronald) Hutson of Mulberry, KS; Debbie Davis of Fairfield, IL and Joyce Hogan of Wayne City, IL; a half-sister Marie Brooks of Pekin, IL; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Dellas Atkinson, a daughter Joann Davis, a son Bob Davis, 2 brothers:  David & Jerry Session, and 2 grandsons:  Gunnar Walker & Hayden Brown.

There will be no formal services, but there will be a private family gathering held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, which will be used towards the purchase of a monument.  Donations will be accepted at the Young Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL which is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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