The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 21, 2013

Betty S. (Kelly) Bott


TILTON — Betty S. (Kelly) Bott, 81, of Tilton, passed this life by peacefully going to sleep at 9:15 a.m. May 19, 2013, at home.

She was born on Dec. 2, 1931, in Dahlgren to John J. Kelly and Pauline (Kelly) Boyd.

Betty is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold F. Bott.

She also is survived by two children, Kathy S. Bott of Tilton and Kelly J. Bott of Westville; one sister, Maureen Kelly Hegg of West Lebanon, Ind.; and one brother, John R. Boyd of Tilton. Betty is a grandmother to six children, Aaron (Teri Lynn) Bott, Kandi (Nicholas) Pryor, Brandon Bott, Kylee (Stephanie) Bott, Brook Bott and Kaitlyn Bott. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and one very special aunt, Virginia Watts.

She attended Oaklawn Grade School and graduated from Danville High School in 1949. Betty was a faithful and pleasant employee of several health care providers. She was an ideal mother and homemaker. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.

A celebration of Betty’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with Pastor Wade Martin officiating. A visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please join Betty’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her Tribute Wall at

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