Betty Jean Marbutt, 79, lifelong resident of DeKalb, Illinois, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at home.
Born January 29, 1935, in DeKalb, the daughter of Robert and Nora (King) Nepean, Betty married Billy Wayne Marbutt on May 30, 1954, in Iuka, Mississippi.
She was a good and faithful worker at Cords Essex Wire in DeKalb for 27 years and for 20 years at Auto Meter in Sycamore, while raising her family. She loved spending time with her children, granddaughters and great-granddaughters. She will be remembered for her kind and generous heart, and her strong values of work and home and family. She was deeply loved and will be forever missed.
She is survived by her husband, Billy; children, Deborah Hill and Donald Marbutt, both of DeKalb; grandchildren, Jennifer (Travis) Jackson and Lindsay (Chad) Batorski, both of Madison, Wisconsin; great-granddaughters, Aliyah Hill, Janiya Jackson and Raelin Batorski; brother, John Nepean of Lanark; sisters, Dorothy West of Sycamore, Gloria Roach of DeKalb, and Ruby Long and Carolyn Simpson, both of Cortland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edith Votaw, Jeannette White and Rosemary Rollins; and brothers, Bobby Nepean and Lonnie Olson.
Betty’s family thanks Dr. Thakkar and KishHealth System Hospice for their wonderful care given to Betty.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Betty J. Marbutt Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.