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Betty K. Witt

August 28, 1917 — July 8, 2017

Betty K. Witt, 99, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Silver Cross Nursing Center at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.

Private family services will be held at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor Benevolent Fund.

The former Betty Marie Kirk was born August 28, 1917, in Moline, to George and Erna Aldrege Kirk. She married Edward Witt on June 9, 1942, in Moline. He died November 3, 1990. She was a first grade teacher for Moline School District for 26 years, retiring in 1978. She was a charter member of Margaret Bottome McGee Circe of King's Daughters, and a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, where she was an avid hiker.

Betty is survived by two children, Michael Witt of East Moline, and Laurel Sutton and her husband Chris of Richland, Washington; four grandchildren and spouses, Kevin Witt, Keith and Lisa Witt, Andy and Michelle Sutton, and Tyler and Jess Sutton; four great-grandchildren; and her brother, George Kirk of Corpus Christie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Mary Wills and Sally Lundeen.

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