Betty Gustafson

Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Betty L. Gustafson, 87, of Moline, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity, Rock Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made in care of First Lutheran Church or St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, both of Rock Island.
Betty was born in Keithsburg on Feb. 10, 1927, a daughter of Oscar and Belva Hall Taylor. She married Lee A. Damp, who preceded her in death. She later married Carl Gustafson on May 23, 1981, in Davenport. He also preceded her in death.
Betty worked 16 years as a clerk for the Rock Island Arsenal and retired in the early 1990s. After retirement, Betty worked part time for 10 years at the Caprock in Rock Island packaging jewelry stands.
Betty was an active member at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, and used to be a part of the Joy "Lunch" Bunch. She enjoyed sewing and making custom drapes and clothing. She also enjoyed crocheting and some craft items.
Survivors include her sons, Edward L. Damp, and David A. (Jan) Damp, Milan; granddaughter, Angela R. Lewis; stepgrandchildren, Bilan Hockers and Aaron King; several great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence D. Taylor, Little York, Ill.; and sisters, Evelyn J. (Earl) Stroops, Davenport, Louise A. Woods, East Moline, and Joyce I. Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; sister, Phyllis L. Dunsworth; and brothers, Earl and Roy Taylor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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