Betty Edwards

July 2, 1930 - August 6, 2013
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Mrs. Betty Edwards

Poplar Grove, IllinoisBetty Edwards, 83, of Poplar Grove, IL died peacefully early Tuesday morning, August 6, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born July 2, 1930 in Galesburg, IL the daughter of Harold and Mary (Gumm) Behringer. Betty attended the University of Illinois where she met her husband of 61 years, Robert M. Edwards. The two were married on June 8, 1952 in Altona, IL. Betty was a proud Illinois Alumna, and a member of the Ladies Home Bureau and the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. Betty’s passion in life was her family. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a nurturing grandmother. In 1964, Betty and her husband, Bob, founded Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, Illinois. Betty is loved and will be missed by her husband, Bob; children, Barb (Ken) Hall, Robb (Becky) Edwards, Mary (Larry) Smith, Mike (Lynn) Edwards, Suzi (Konrad) Parris; fifteen Grandchildren; eight Great-Grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Al) Paulus; brother, Charles (Dotie) Behringer; nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bud (Beulah) Behringer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Betty’s name to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church or the North Boone Education Foundation.

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Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2013 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, with Rev. Dan Schenck, retired pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, officiating. Memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the church and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church.


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Born: July 2, 1930
Died: August 6, 2013

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Derek Persson posted on 8/9/13

Betty was a great woman and will be missed by all.


Red aand Sharon Elliott posted on 8/14/13

To the Edwards family's. We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Our deepest sympathy to all. Betty was always smiling , and so gracious to all. She will be greatly missed.


Don & Shirley Ahrens posted on 8/13/13

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on your loss - Betty holds a special place in our hearts with her smile and always on the go for others - such fond memories we all have. God Bless you all - you're a special family to all of us!


Liz Beale posted on 8/12/13

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother did a special favor for me when I was hosting a meeting a number of years ago. I needed several dozen doughnuts early on a Saturday morning. She was so gracious and said they would be ready before the orchard opened. I have never forgotten that and also the many trips I took with frist graders to tour the orchard.


Don and Nancy Prill posted on 8/12/13

As with the other messages, out prayers and thoughts are with Mike and the whole Edwards Family on the loss of your Mother, "the shining apple of your family."


Kathy Stimes posted on 8/12/13

One of my fondest memories of working at the Orchard while growing up is Betty. I will always remember her gentle and kind nature, warm smile and genuine interest in people. She made a wonderful, lasting impression on me that remains with me today. My deepest sympathy to the entire Edwards family. She will be missed.


Dawn Meyerhoeffer(Shook) posted on 8/9/13

Just happen to stumble upon Betty's obituary. So sorry to hear of this loss. I know that the Edwards family has been so kind and loving to the Shook family thru the years. Especially over the past few with mom and dad's deaths. Praying for the family during your time of grief.


Diane Riplinger posted on 8/9/13

Robb and Becky,We're so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Kurt and I send our deepest sympathies to your entire family. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Diane and Kurt Riplinger


Paul Herman posted on 8/8/13

I remember with fond memories all of the Edwards and the Orchard. Enjoyed seeing their beautiful "new" home just before we left IL. My sincere sympathy for your loss.


JoAnne Emanuel-Wartgow posted on 8/8/13

My deepest sympathy to the Edwards family. My fondest memory is seeing Betty bringing in the apple pies she just bake to the cafe. May all your fond memories guide you through this difficult time.


Sheila Hunt posted on 8/8/13

My condolences are to the Edwards family. There is never an age we won't miss, our love ones in death. At such a sad occasion may, the love of God continue to surround you and fill your hearts with happy memories.(Psalms 46:1)


Linda Anderson Way posted on 8/8/13

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Betty to the Edwards family.Russell K. Anderson and family


Boone County Historical Museum posted on 8/7/13

Bob,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Betty was a dear lady and will be missed very much.


Shirley Ryan posted on 8/9/13

So sorry to hear of Bettys passing. She was a very special woman and will be missed by so many. I have many fond memories dating back to my high school years. God Bless You


Ron & Mary Ann Pedersen & family posted on 8/22/13

So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother! Somehow we missed it in the paper or we would have come to see you all. Your family has been a "part" of our family for years and still a visit to "The Apple Orchard" is a family tradition every Thanksgiving when all six of our girls and their families come home! We love you all and send our sympathy to you from TN, KY, MN and here in Belvidere!