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Betty D. England

May 16, 1916 October 5, 2011
Betty D. England
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PEORIA-Betty D. England, 95, a resident of Christian Buehler Memorial Home since 2002, died at 6:15 PM, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the home. She was born May 16, 1916 in Peoria a daughter of James C. and Blanche Scanlon Dillon. She married Dr. Reid England on September 3, 1949 in Peoria. He died February 8, 2004 in Peoria. Also preceding her in death are one daughter, Ann Elizabeth England on November 7, 2001 and one brother, James L. Dillon in 1968. Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo England of Santa Barbara, CA and five nieces and nephews; John, Dan, Jim, and Roz Dillon, and Mary Ann Burk. She attended St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame and graduated from Bradley University. She was employed in the law firm of Hunter, Kavanagh, McLaughlin and Bond. Betty volunteered many years for the Guardian Angel Home, the American Red Cross, and the Head Start Program. She was a lifetime member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 10 at St. Thomas Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at church. Msgr. William Watson will officiate. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund or the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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