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Betty J. Criswell

December 9, 1947 — November 15, 2019

Memorial services for Betty J. Criswell, 71 of Aledo, will be Wednesday, November 20th at 11:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Visitation is two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Candor Cemetery, rural Aledo. Memorials may be made to the College Avenue Presbyterian Church or the Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry. Betty died on Friday, November 15, 20129 at Mercer Manor surrounded by her family.
Betty Joan was born on December 9, 1947 in Rock Island, Illinois to Harold Burris & Opal Genevieve (Neal) Ruggles. She married David Criswell on February 1, 1988 in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Betty retired from the Mercer County Hospital Laboratory on March 2, 2007. In her spare time, she enjoyed walking, cooking, tending her flowers, feeding the birds, and most importantly, attending her grandchildren’s school events. In earlier years, Betty and Dave enjoyed snowmobiling trips. Betty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Those left to cherish Betty’s memory include her husband Dave; sons, David Muske of Seaton and Mark Muske of Preemption; grandchildren: Cale & Maci Muske; Cameron Muske, Caitryn Muske, Ian & Malia Muske and Noah Muske; great-grandchildren: Canaan, Case & Ada; and siblings & spouses: Barbra & Allan Kraklow of Toulon, Carroll Powell of Bettendorf, Bonnie Doss of Illinois City, Wanda White & Pat Hynes of Milan, Martha & Dennis Bedford of Aledo, Bill & Janice Ruggles of Aledo, Neal & Vicky Ruggles of Taylor Ridge and Mary Ruggles of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters-in-law: Burris & Gloria Ruggles, Bob & Rita Ruggles and Keith Ruggles.

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