Betty M. Gray, 84, of Brodhead, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Caring Hands Elderly Care in Brodhead.  She was born on March 26, 1932, in Elmwood, Ill., the daughter of Gerald M. and Cecil L. (Mooney) VanTine.  She married Gerald R. Gray on Sept. 14, 1954, in Ellisville, Ill.

Betty was a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, singing, playing board games, and participating in church activities.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Brodhead.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of Brodhead; her children, Steven Gray, of Monroe, Debra Gray, Canton, Ill., Phillip (Tera) Gray, Greg (Cathy) Gray, and Brian Gray, all of Brodhead, Jerry (Joell) Gray, of Fruita, Col.; a brother, Bill (Kay) VanTine, of Ellisville, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Don Myering, of Wilmar, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Gerald VanTine, two sisters, Patricia (Don) Williamson and Shirley Myering; a daughter-in-law, Barb Gray; and a great-grandson, Elijah Stufflebean.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Church of the Nazarene in Brodhead, with Rev. Kenneth Lawson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead. A visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at the D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead.

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