Betty Jean Dickey, 98 of Litchfield, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 9:53 P.M. at Heritage Health and Senior Care Center in Litchfield.
She was born on April 25, 1924, in Farmersville the daughter of Hobart and Emma (Baptist) Fenton. She was a graduate of Farmersville High School with the class of 1942. She married Glenn Lester Dickey on December 2, 1942, at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Farmersville. Mr. Dickey passed away May 27, 2004.
Mrs. Dickey enjoyed farming with her husband on their farm over the years. She took pride in how her home and yard looked, enjoying mowing and tending to her garden. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially preparing for family gatherings. She most enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dickey is survived by her three daughters, Bonnie Hartke of Litchfield, Nancy Steward of Raymond, and Patsy (Ralph) Awwad of Prudenville, MI; eight grandchildren, Kevin (Tracy) Niemann, Brian (Penny) Niemann, Dawn (Jeff) Wheat all of Litchfield, Travis (Linsey) Hartke of Boise, ID, John Steward of Raymond, Dena Steward of Hazelwood, MO, Sabah (John) Velasco of Harper Woods, MI, and Abdalla (Margaret) Awwad of Cadillac, MI; two step-granddaughters, Deborah (Kenneth) Claytor of Fulshear, TX, and Karla (Bill) Smith of Litchfield; 22 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dickey is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Fenton; son-in-laws, Dallas Steward and Richard Hartke; and step-granddaughter, Pamela (Hartke) Coatney.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dickey will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 12:00 Noon at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Darrin Daugherty, associate pastor of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church will officiate, and burial will be in the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.
The family suggests memorials be directed to the Chaddock Children’s Foundation (205 S. 24TH St., Quincy, IL 62301), or to Heart’s United (110 N. Jackson St., Litchfield, IL 62056).