Funeral will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.
Pastor Gifty Smith will be officiating.
Burial will be in Cropsey Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 4-7:00pm, also at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cropsey United Methodist Church or Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Betty was born November 21, 1933, in Pontiac, the daughter of John D. and Rachel Bohm Schaefer.
She married Owen Pratt on November 21, 1954, in Graymont. He passed away on February 21, 2008.
Surviving are her children, Norman (Jeannine) Pratt of Howell, MI, David (Teresa) Pratt of Colfax, and Sandra L. Stiles of Rochelle; grandchildren, Derek and Jarod Swackhamer, Cameron (Fiancée Bria Rivet) Pratt, Daniel (Emily) Pratt, Jacob (Kate) Pratt, and Josiah Stiles; brother, John W. (Rita) Schaefer of Graymont; sister, Wanda (Delbert) Piller of Pontiac; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Myers of Lexington and Margery Pratt of Pontiac; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Lauren Stiles; and sister, Mary Huffman.
Betty graduated from Pontiac High School and Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing.
She then worked as an RN for Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington and Fairbury Hospital. She also farmed with her husband Owen.
Betty was a member of Cropsey United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and Cropsey Women’s Club. She was also a member of Livingston County Farm Bureau and Women’s Committee, Livingston County 4H Leader with the Fayette Fantastics Club for 15 years, Livingston County Country Couples, and Livingston County Home and Community Education Association, and Forrest American Legion Auxiliary.