|Betty J. Sherwood, 83, of Galesburg, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Seminary Manor.
She was born January 2, 1928 in Maquon, Ill. the daughter of Gene D. and Lois I. Wells Strode. She married James Howard Sherwood on September 26, 1946 in Maquon. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (and Bob) Hinckley of Galesburg; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Hinckley, Audra Jean (and Steven) Meteisis, Carrie L. (and Larry G. Coggins) Sherwood, and Scott James (and Claire Bohannon) Sherwood; four great grandchildren, Jaxon Taylor Meteisis, Dawson Oliver Meteisis, Finley Sue Meteisis, and Dillon James Sherwood; a brother, John W. "Buck" (and Joan) Strode of Peoria; and a nephew, Mike Strode. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James W. Sherwood; and a daughter, Lisa Sherwood.
Betty was a homemaker. She was raised and educated in Maquon, where she graduated from Maquon High School in 1945. She had lived in Galesburg most of her life. She was a member of First Christian Church. Betty was also a member of Chapter HO PEO, Amondata Club, and Soangetaha Country Club. She was an honorary member of the Knox 50 Year Club.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. M.J. Fitch will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.