Betty J. Roberts, 85, of Rushville, passed away at 1:20 PM, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the home of her sister in Monmouth.
She was born on June 1, 1934, in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Ivan and Gwendolyn (Swygard) Cox. She married Robert W. “Bob” Roberts on June 16, 1956, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2010.
Surviving are two sisters Jackie Brentise and Joyce Petri both of Monmouth, one brother Jerry Cox and wife Sharon of Pekin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers John Cox and Terry Cox.
Betty was a 1952 graduate of Rushville High School.
She worked as an Assistant Cashier at Rushville State Bank in Rushville for over 43 years, retiring on December 31, 1997.
She and Bob were members of the Late Night Cruiser’s Car Club and enjoyed attending car shows. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Randy McGeehon officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Schuyler County Humane Society or the HELP Center in Rushville.