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MARION — Betty Ford, 95, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Parkway Manor.

Betty was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Marion, to Jesse and Edith (Atwood) Adams.

She married William Charles Ford in 1941 in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2015.

Betty was of Protestant faith.

She was active in the Marion Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed dancing. Betty will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include sister, Barbara Brock; brother, Charles Adams and wife, Bobbie; sister, Donna Jones and husband, John; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harold Adams and Paul Adams; and sister, Virginia Vincent.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Marion Senior Citizens Center and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959

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