Mary E. ‘Betty" Armsworth, 98, of Monticello, passed away at 10:20 p.m., January 7, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Betty was born on December 18, 1920 in Farmer City, IL the daughter of Earle J. and Marie B. (Shere) Steele. She married William S. ‘Bill’ Armsworth on August 30, 1941 in Mexico, MO. He passed away June 20, 2002.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Jean Reeves (Larry) of Monticello; son, Scott Armsworth (Dee) of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren, Jeffery Armsworth, Christopher Armsworth, Lisa Derickson, Renee Pillatsch; great grandchildren, Madison Armsworth, Andrew Derickson, Jaxon Armsworth, Molly Armsworth, Maiah Armsworth, Genevieve Armsworth, and Nathan Armsworth. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Mary Beth Pillatsch and 3 grandchildren.

Betty was co-owner/operator of Armsworth Appliance, Monticello. She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church and the Kirby Hospital Auxiliary.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Sweet officiating. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Kirby Medical Center, Monticello United Methodist Church or the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.