Betty L. Iliff, 71, of Sweet Springs, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at her home.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Rev. Gene Smith officiated. Pallbearers were Joshua W. Butts, Steven A. Butts, Chris W. Mullins Jr., James E. Iliff Jr., Kenneth W. Iliff III, Thomas W. Iliff Jr., William S. Iliff Jr. and Michael Iliff. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born Jan. 20, 1934, in the state of Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William L. Jackson and Stella M. Packham Jackson. She was a Baptist and had lived in Sweet Springs most of her life. She had worked as a nurses' aide.
Survivors include four sons, Thomas Wayne Iliff of Sedalia, James Edward Iliff of Sweet Springs, Kenneth Walcan Iliff Jr. of Concordia and Timothy Lee Iliff of Houstonia; two daughters, Teresa Ann Butts of Sweet Springs and Betty Sue Persell of Sweet Springs; five sisters, Margaret Clark of Otterville, Laura Rozzel of Kansas City, Bonnie Taylor of Otis Orchards, Wash., Yvonne Hall of Houstonia and Brenda Jackson; five brothers, Charles Jackson of Sweet Springs, Lester Jackson of Houstonia, Donald Jackson of Sweet Springs, Jim Jackson of Sweet Springs and Jack Jackson of Forsyth; 30 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, William Stephen Iliff; two sisters, Olive Robertson and Martha Hall; and one granddaughter.