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Betty Ehlers

November 2, 1936 — February 12, 2021

Betty Ehlers

MORTON, IL – Betty L. Ehlers, 83, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Davenport, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, at her home.

She was born on November 2, 1936, in Charleston, Mo., to Willis and Emma (Riggs) Stark. She married Frederick Ehlers in Davenport, Iowa, on July 7, 1956. He survives.

Also surviving are her son, Frederick “Rick” Ehlers, Jr. of Morton, Ill.; daughter Tamera Couchman of Bossier City, La.; sisters, Linda (Larry) Lane of Liberty, Mo., and Nancy (Darnell) Young of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Cremation rites will be accorded. No service will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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