Cover photo for Betty J. Mccaw's Obituary
Betty J. Mccaw Profile Photo
1922 Betty 2016

Betty J. Mccaw

July 2, 1922 — November 9, 2016

Betty J. McCaw, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Preemption, Illinois, died peacefully on November 9, 2016.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Preemption United Methodist Church. Burial is in Preemption Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley.

Betty was born on July 2, 1922 to Edwin and Myrtle (White) Falline in Sherrard, Illinois. She married Daryl McCaw of Preemption, both graduates of Sherrard High School. Daryl preceded her in death in 1969. She and her children continued on with a family farm tradition dating back to the 1840's. Betty was a long time member and supporter of the Preemption Methodist Church, a pianist for their choir, a Sunday school and Bible school teacher. She also was a member of many Mercer County Committees as well as a volunteer for various Quad City Arts and Hospital fund raising efforts after Daryl's death. She also enjoyed her friends and second home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Betty is survived by her two children, Dane McCaw of Colorado Springs, and Jill Alexander of Napa, California, her husband, Bud, and their family. Betty is also survived by a brother James Falline of Moline, Illinois and a sister Mary Lee Lautz of Florida.

Visit Betty's personal tribute page at to share stories and condolences, and light a candle in her memory.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty J. Mccaw, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, November 17, 2016

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory at Coal Valley, Illinois

1700 First Street, Coal Valley, IL 61240

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree