Betty Dobers Begley


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Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Betty Jean Dobers Begley, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Erie and Morrison, died on March 10, 2014, at her residence in Murfreesboro.
A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Betty was born in Erie on Feb. 12, 1931, the daughter of Ted and Lucille Jacobs Dobers. She was educated in the Erie school system and attended Sauk Valley Community College.
She married Vernon Pyse in 1947. They were later divorced. She married Charles Burnham in 1958. They were later divorced.
While living in Morrison, she was active in the Morrison Music Theatre and Timberlake Playhouse.
Betty is survived by her three children, Diana Pyse Beck, Galesburg, Deborah Lou Pyse, Falmouth, Ky., David Burnham and his wife, Jan, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Jonathan Paul Beck, St. Louis, Mo., Jennifer Beck Riddle, Galesburg, Courtney Anna Pyse, Falmouth, Matthew Jarrod Burnham, Mark Garrison Burnham and Mitchell Thomas Burnham, Murfreesboro; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Paul Riddle, Jameson Paul Beck and Allison Scout Pyse. Other survivors include a brother, Jerry Dobers, Pearce, Ariz.; and sisters, Darlene Sharp, Rock Island, and Joellen Onken, Blue Grass. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Byron Begley.












 




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