Roberta Jane Manning

January 24, 1924March 22, 2018

Bette Newman-Calvert-Manning, 94 of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. Born Januray 24, 1924 in Henry, IL to Harry and Alice (Wills) Newman; she married Willard Calvert on October 7, 1940 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on February 20, 1976. She then married Elmer Lee Manning on September 14, 1985 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2006. Surviving are her children, Karen Reichgott of North Miami, FL Willard Michael (Brenda) Calvert of Mapleton, Anita Booth of East Peoria and Cheryl (Dennis) Woods of Mapleton; her sister, Dorothy Gohl of Creve Coeur; eight grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also preceding in death were her twin brother, Robert Newman, brother Herbert Newman and sisters, Maxine Buselmeier and Ruth Glaub. Bette and her husband Willard operated Calvert’s Grocery in East Peoria for over 40 years. Services will be private with burial at Fondulac cemetery following cremation. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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