Betty J. Holland

Betty J. Holland

Betty J. Holland 65, of Galena, IL passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral service will be 11 AM, Saturday August 1, 2015 at the Galena Bible Church and where friends may gather after 9 AM at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. She was born July 16, 1950 in Hazel Green, WI the daughter of Edmund and Rita (Karberg) Holland. Betty started work at Eaton Corporation, Hanover, IL in 1969 and stayed there for forty-six years through several name changes, working until shortly before her death. She was a strong member of the Galena Bible Church and was dedicated to her belief and love for the Lord. Betty enjoyed spending time in her beautiful flower garden, taking rides through the country, crocheting, reading and cooking. She loved spending time with her friends and family and living life to the fullest. She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, forgiveness and humor. Betty will be dearly missed by her daughter, Amy Holland, her granddaughter, Alyssa Johnson, one brother, Ed (Diane) Holland, three sisters, Patty Westaby, Sandy (Ron) Diskin and Cindy (Tom) Barrett of Galena, sister in-law, Margo (Joe) Pink. She was preceded in death by her father, Edmund “Ed” Holland and her mother, Rita Holland, who took the journey to heaven on the same day, her brother, David “Dutch” Holland and brother in-law, John Westaby. The family would like to extend an enormous thank you to the oncology department at Medical Associates in Dubuque for their dedication and support to Betty over the last couple years, as well as Hospice of Dubuque for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

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