Obituary: Betty J. Gerber, 85, Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

METAMORA — Betty J. Gerber, 85, of Metamora, formerly of Washington, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Eureka Advocate Hospital.

She was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Peoria. She was the only child of Lester and Helen Blumenshine.  She married Clifford (Jake) Gerber Oct. 16, 1948, in Washington. He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1999, in Washington.

Survivors include her cousin, Mary Margaret (Jack) Tilley of Park Ridge, and many nieces and nephews. 

Betty was very proud of being a lifelong resident of Washington, even after moving to Metamora in 2001.

She was a graduate of Bradley University and worked more than 35 years in the banking business in Eureka, Washington and Peoria having retired in 1985 as a mortgage loan officer with the former Peoria Savings and Loan Association. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Hauck officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Mason-White Funeral Home is assisting in arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Evangelical United Methodist Church or The Dax Locke Foundation.

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