Betty McCombs

Betty McCombsBetty J. McCombs, 89, of Blandinsville, formerly of Bader, died at 1:33 a.m. Nov. 15, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.

She was born March 9, 1926, in Norton Township in Michigan, a daughter of James and Frances Zeits Miller. She married Robert E. McCombs on Dec. 6, 1945, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1981.

She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Fleming, Edna Fitzgerald and Laura Stapleton.

Surviving are one son, Jerry (and Kathleen) McCombs of Peoria; one daughter, Janice (and Brian) Johnson of Blandinsville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She worked at the Astoria Fibra Steel plant. She also was a homemaker.

She lived in Bader until 1991 when she moved to Blandinsville. She was a member of Blandinsville Christian Church.

Services will be held at noon Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Gordon Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bader Cemetery in Browning.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/18/2015


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