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10/3/2017 11:18:00 AM
Betty L. Hall
February 20, 1931 - October 1, 2017
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Betty L. Hall, 86, of Sycamore died peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1931 in Mayfield Twp, DeKalb County, Ill. to Clarence and Lillian (Jackson) Drake. She attended Mayfield Center school and graduated from the Sycamore High School. She married Richard E. Hall on Feb. 18, 1951 in Sycamore.

Betty worked as a cashier at Farm and Fleet, was the head cook, baker and food packer for Sycamore School District #427- being known as "Mrs. Hall, The Lunch Lady", was the hostess and salad bar lady at Wendy's on Sycamore Road in DeKalb and was the cashier at Lehan Drugs from 1989 until her retirement in 1999.

Betty was a 50 year member of the DeKalb County Home Extension, a 65 year member of the Sycamore United Methodist Church, a 4-H Leader and former member of TOPS- IL#2276.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; five children: Dennis (Donna) Hall, Darwin (Melody) Hall, Diane (Anthony) White, Darrell (Melanie) Hall and Doreen (Mark) Akers; eight grandchildren, Tina Yagow, Ryan White, Nathan White, April Hall, Amanda (Andrew) Nordman, Angela (Keith) Buesse, LeAnn Hall and Samuel Akers; seven great grandchildren; five brothers: Albert (Barbara) Drake, Eugene Drake, Richard Drake, Gerald (Mary Ann) Drake and David (Linda) Drake; two sisters: Doris Sloniker and Nancy Cockfield; two sisters-in-law: Doris Bolander and Marion (Orrin) Vanderburg; her brother-in-law, Marvin (Roberta) Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Adam Hall; two brothers: Harold and Rodney Drake; four sisters-in-law: Elsie Drake, Nora Drake, Evelyn Hall and Dorothy Maze; and three brothers-in-law: Ernest Sloniker, Sherman Bolander and Eugene Maze.

Her visitation will be on Saturday, Oct. 7th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore, Ill., with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery

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