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3/22/2021 11:23:00 AM
Betty Lee (Lockwood) Sphar
December 11, 1936 - March 20, 2021
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Betty Lee (Lockwood) Sphar, 84 of Pana, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 with her family by her side.

Betty was born December 11, 1936 in Pana to Mural and Viola (Cooper) Lockwood. She graduated from Pana High School and Sparks Business College. She was an Avon Rep for nearly 25 years. Betty was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Pana.

Betty and Randal G. Sphar were married November 23, 1957 in the First Baptist Church of Pana by the former Pastor Albert Rust.

Betty is survived by daughter, Michele Layton, Taylorville, Ill.; son, Neil (Delorse) Sphar, Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren: Justin (Jennifer) Porter, Dawson, Ill.; Amanda Porter, Taylorville, Ill.; Amber (Matt) McElroy, Maryville, Ill.; William Sphar, Tyler (Alyica) Sphar and Tori Sphar (fiancé Andrew Pilcher) all of Taylorville, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Ava, Ally, Mya, Rilee, Hudson and Isla; and sister-in-law, Sharon Lockwood.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Randal; parents; and brother, Keith Lockwood.

Funeral services for Betty will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Pana with Pastor Steven Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time in the church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana. Per the family’s request, and for the safety of everyone, masks will be required.

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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