Effingham Daily News
---- — Betty Lou Willison, 83, of Louisville, passed away at 8:51 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, with Cecil Cochran officiating. Interment will be at German Methodist Cemetery, Bible Grove. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association and will be received at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.
Betty was born June 24, 1930, in Hoosier Township, Illinois, the daughter of Ned and Irene (Parsons) Zink. She was united in marriage with Robert Dale Willison on Jan. 24, 1948, in Effingham. She enjoyed her time as a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Clay County Extension Council, Home Extension Club, and a 4-H leader.
She leaves to mourn her passing husband, Bob Willison of Louisville; son, Clifford Willison of Louisville; daughters, Joyce Toombs and husband David of Effingham, and Sharon Lauderback and husband Robert of Flora; brother, Bill Zink and wife Margaret of Houston; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by her parents, Ned and Irene Zink; and brother, Robert Zink.