Bette M. Waters, 81, of Sherman, formerly of Springfield died at 11:40 am Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Villa Health Care East. She was born on May 9, 1931 in Boone County, IL to Louis and Ida Grimm Peters. She married Raymond L. Waters on June 16, 1962 and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1998.
Her parents, two brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Jackie (Joe) Rogers of Naperville, IL, Jodi (George) Bonnett, Jill (Lonnie) Scales and Judy (Harvey) Williams, all of Springfield; three sons, Raymond (Lori) Waters, Jr. and Jeff (Nancy) Bond, both of Springfield and Jim (Bonnie) Bond of Loami; eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Nelson of Janesville, WI; one brother, Allan Peters of South Beloit, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bette was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her many family visits, loved big family gatherings and her Saturday Night outings. She was a billing clerk for Memorial Medical Center.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home. There will be a lie-in-state from 10-11 am Friday, December 28, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Friday, December 28, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Reverend Darrell Debowey officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Villa Health Care East.