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Betty Lou Severs

March 28, 1929 — December 9, 2016

Carbondale – Betty Severs, 87, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 in the Union County Hospital Long Term Care Facility.

Betty was born on March 28, 1929 in Carbondale to Abraham and Virginia (Jennings) Crawshaw. Betty married Robert Holder on November 10, 1945 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1976. From this marriage they had one child, Jeff Holder. Betty later married Wayne Severs and he preceded her in death. Her loving companion for many years, Charles Lasley, also preceded her in death on August 30, 2014.

Survivors include her son, Jeff Holder of Carbondale; niece, Sharon (Jim) Fielding of Floral City, FL; sister-in-law, Sue Hogue of Chipley, FL; and the Lasley Family.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother, Norman Crawshaw; and sister, Edith “Sis” Hickson, and longtime companion Charles Lasley.

Betty worked as a housekeeper for E.T. Simons in Carbondale for many years. Betty and her longtime companion, Charles, were well known daily at the Anna McDonald’s. Every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. extended family would join them for breakfast. Betty loved being outside and could always be found working in the yard or her garden.

Funeral services for Betty will be on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with Reverend John Annable officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the activity fund at either Union County Hospital Long Term Care Facility or the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

A special thank you and appreciation to the staff at the Union County Long Term Care Facility for their tender care and loving support given to Betty.

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