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Betty June Olson

ABINGDON-Betty June Olson, 83, Abingdon, formerly of Monmouth, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Abingdon Care Center.

She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Adair) Stotts. She married Donald R. Olson in Burlington, Iowa, May 11, 1946. He died July 1, 2008.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie (Dennis) Chandler, Berwick; one grandson, Chad (Nancy) Olson, Little York; three granddaughters, Julie (Jeff) Emerick, Berwick, Amanda June (Kevin) Ross, Cahokia, Mo., and Becky Jo (Steve) Winkler, Galesburg; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Jane Darrah, Monmouth.

She was reared and educated in Biggsville, graduating from Biggsville High School in 1943. She attended Browns Business College in Galesburg.

Betty worked for General Telephone in Monmouth for 20 years and the Warren County Housing Authority for 10 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dennis Olson, in 1995, and a grandson, Jason Chandler, in 1983.

Services were Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, with Eleanor Landon officiating. Burial was in Biggsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Church of God of Prophecy or Bethel Baptist Church.

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