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Betty K. Curless

Betty K. Curless, 78, of Rushville, formerly of Astoria passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on June 10, 1943 in Rushville, the daughter of Judge and Anna (Martin) Estes. Betty married Wayne Curless on June 10, 1961 in Bluff City. Wayne preceded Betty in death on February 11, 2019. Also preceding her are her parents and sister, Judy. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Tonya (and Darryl) Holmes of Ipava and Wanette (and Tom) Dwyer of Clinton, 4 grandchildren, DJ (and Laura) Holmes, Jake Holmes, Laney (and Zach) Newberry and Keegan Dwyer, 4 great-grandchildren, Eva, Knox, Peyton and Duncan, 3 sisters, Joyce Wilcoxen of Lewistown, Mindy McKenzie of Lewistown, and Melody Spain of Missouri. She was a homemaker who took great care of her husband and children. Betty taught Sunday school for several years and was always by her husband Wayne’s side through the many years of his ministry, helping in numerous ways. She loved to cook and bake for her family, roller skate, and was an avid shopper. Most of all she loved spending time with her 2 daughters, grandchildren, her sister, Joyce, Wayne’s family, who she thought of as her own, and friends. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Rex Beard will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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