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Oretha Maxine Bryan Betts
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1918
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 28, 2009
Chenoa
McLean County
Illinois, USA

Oretha was born the daughter of the late Gobern Henry and Zula Elizabeth Clark Bryan. She married Gaillard Merl Workman on January 4, 1935 in South Muddy Twp., IL. He died October 9, 1963. She married William H. Betts on June 2, 1979 in Chenoa. He survives in Chenoa.
Also surviving is one daughter, Martha L. (Marvin) Telford, Pontiac; two sons, Howard (Barbara) Workman, Ottawa, Mark L. (Brita) Workman, Rockford; one step son, Stephen R. Betts, Birchwood, Oregon; one foster son, Richard Baerlocher, Portland, Oregon; one brother, Maynard D. Bryan, Lufkin, TX; twelve grandchildren, six step grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren and four step great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one daughter and one grandson.
Mrs. Betts was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chenoa, the VFW auxiliary and volunteered at the Meadows Mennonite Home. She also was a member of Bill's Fun Band. 
 
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 Parents:
  Gobern Henry Bryan (1896 - 1975)
  Zula Elizabeth Clark Bryan (1900 - 1971)
 
 Spouses:
  Gaillard Merl Workman (1915 - 1963)*
  William Henry Betts (1915 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oretha Maxine Bryan Betts (1918 - 2009)
  Martha Haulice Bryan Scurlock (1919 - 1977)*
  Gobern Donald Bryan (1921 - 1981)*
  Henry Burton Bryan (1923 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chenoa Cemetery
Chenoa
McLean County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Donnie Holderfield
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37727421
Oretha Maxine <i>Bryan</i> Betts
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Oretha Maxine <i>Bryan</i> Betts
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R.I.P. GOD BLESS YOU
- Donnie Holderfield
 Added: May. 31, 2009
 
 
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