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DU QUOIN — Betty Lou Erdman died on Feb. 12, 2017, from injuries sustained in a car accident Feb. 2, 2017, in Supply, North Carolina.

She was born March 30, 1929, in Du Quoin.

She married George Rupert Jr. on June 21, 1947, and remarried Marvin Glenn Erdman on Aug. 14, 1959.

She is survived by her three children, Linda Powell, Jeffrey Rupert and Marvin D. Erdman; her grandchildren, Scott Terrell, Kristine Terrell, Justin Rupert, Malorie Rupert, Scott Reinke, Melissa Reinke, Angela Weckler and Ashley Schultz; several great-grandchildren; and her two remaining sisters, Lucille Coffel and Verna Epplin.

Betty was an amazing woman, wife and mother. She was a long time member of local VFWs, American Legion, and Women of the Moose. She loved bingo and casinos and they loved her as well. She lost her last love, John Howard, in the accident. She will be greatly missed by her family, special friends Dwight and Corkie Peterson, and many other friends in Wisconsin, Illinois, and North Carolina.

Celebration of life memorial services are set in Du Quoin and final resting memorial will be at Forest Home Mausoleum in Marinette, Wisconsin. Services in Du Quoin will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the VFW Hall, with Father Joseph Oganda of Sacred Heart Church officiating and the service in Marinette will be at 1 p.m. Monday, with Father Celestine Byekwaso of Holy Family Catholic Church officiating.

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