NORMAL — Betty A. Feller-Zimmerman, 74, of 204 Field Court, Normal, formerly of Cissna Park, died at 10:15 a.m. on Monday (June 5, 2006) at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1931, in Cissna Park, a daughter of Joe and Nettie Young Clauss. She married Edward Feller Jr. on July 22, 1951, in Cissna Park. He died Nov. 12, 2004, in Roanoke. She then married Richard Altorfer Zimmerman on Feb. 8, 2006, in Bloomington. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Dianne (Ken) Verkler, Bloomington; and Donita (Tom) Cluver and Debra (Orlen) Munsterman, all of Cissna Park; one son, Duane Feller (his fiancee, Sherri Reimer), Normal; four stepdaughters, Sue (Mike) Aberle, Tanyville, Mo.; Patsy (Bill) Kaeb and Peg (Tim) Stoller, all of Roanoke; and Jan (Jared) Rogers, Dunlap; one stepson, Rick (Diana) Zimmerman, Peoria; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; and 27 stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon (Joanne) Clauss, Jerry (Karen) Clauss and Earl (Gloria) Clauss, all of Cissna Park; and five sisters, Lois Beer, Milford, Ind.; Erma (Wayne) Wieland, Dunlap; Caroline Sever, Bloomington; Lorna Clauss, Champaign; and Dorothy (Don) Holmes, Hoopeston.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Betty was a member of the Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church, where her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at her church and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday before services at the church. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnsonharris.com .
Memorial contributions may be made to BroMenn Hospice, Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church or the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home.
Betty was an excellent seamstress, cook and gardener, and she loved to sing. She was a very giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.