Betty L. <I>Persinger</I> Hermon

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Betty L. Persinger Hermon

  • Birth 2 Dec 1919 Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 2009 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 33508510

Betty L. Hermon, 89, of 640 W. Lafayette St., Rushville, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1919, in Woodstock Twp., Schuyler Co., Ill. She was the daughter of the late Dwight and Minnie Illman Persinger. She married Joe Hermon April 20, 1958, in Rushville. He passed away Jan. 12, 2006.

Surviving is a sister, Lucille Moody of Nashville, Tenn.; three nieces, Christie Cox, Mary Sue Merritt, and Jean Lane, all of Rushville; and one nephew, Rick Moody of Franklin, Tenn. She was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Strong.

After attending a circus when she was 5, Betty became critically ill with polio. A lengthy illness followed, with many trips to St. Louis Children's Hospital and hours of therapy and care by her mother. Eventually, aided with crutches and braces, she was able to walk. She graduated from Rushville High School and Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill. She was office manager at Schuyler-Brown FS from 1943 to 1982. After retirement, she continued working there part time until 2008, when she was replaced by a computer. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville; the Goodwill Sunday School Class; the Wesley Ann Circle; and served on the official church board for over 40 years. She and Joe researched a history of the church and then wrote articles for the monthly newsletter. When that was completed she continued to write monthly articles for News From the Pews. She also was a member of the Rushville Business & Professional Women's Club.

Even though she was paralyzed from the waist down, Betty never used that as an excuse. She lived entirely outside of her affliction and made it a small account by forgetting it. Her positive outlook and pleasant disposition won her friends throughout her entire life.

Services were entrusted to Worthington Funeral Home of Rushville, Illinois.


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  • Created by: JLM
  • Added: 2 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33508510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty L. Persinger Hermon (2 Dec 1919–31 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33508510, citing Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by JLM (contributor 46860487) .