Betty L. Moran, 87, of Aledo died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at the Mercer County Nursing Home. Services were 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial was the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to Serenity Hospice. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born May 6, 1925 in Springfield, a daughter of Clement and Willamena Dutz Ward. She received her education from the local Springfield schools and married James Moran Sept. 13, 1952 in Chicago. He died July 2, 2004.
Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed babysitting.
She is survived by a sister: Alice Easley of Aledo, several nieces and nephews, including: Wanda Crawford, Sandy Easley, Faith Gillespie, John Easley, Peggy Barnhouse, all of Aledo; Jan Coulter of New Boston; Larry Easley of San Antonio, Texas and Martha Swank of Rock Island.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and a brother.