In memory of
Bette Kelly-Martin LACON - Bette J. Martin, 77, of Lacon died on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria. Born on October 17, 1940, to William and Dorothy Newman Gohl, she was married to William Kelly in 1959 and had two sons. She later married Joseph Martin on May 8, 2006, in Lacon. Joe passed away on June 8, 2015. After living in Evreux, France, and Heilbronn, Germany, as a military bride, Bette worked at Caterpillar for over 30 years, starting in teletype communication and retiring as a supervisor. She was one of the first female foremen at Caterpillar. She was an active member of the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church. Bette is survived by her mother, Dorothy Hagar Of Creve Coeur; sons, Ronald (Kim) Kelly of Pekin and Michael Kelly of Lacon; sister, Shirley (Bert) Cusac of Creve Coeur; grandchildren, Matthew, Lyndsey, Zack, Carolynn and Adam Kelly and Jason Demmin; step-grandchild, Danny Martin; six great-grandchildren; and her little dog, Sophie. She was preceded in death by her father, William Gohl; and sister, Barbara Depuy. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lacon, with visitation held one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Lacon Cemetery and memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or her church. Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com .
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