Betty N. McCarthy, 89, of Streator and formerly of the Chicago area, passed away at her home, Saturday, July 28 2018.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born July 26, 1929 in Wadington, New York, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Dunham. She married Ralph McCarthy on March 28, 1947 in Watertown, New York. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2010.
She is survived by daughters Alicia McCarthy of Chicago, Carol (Brad) Baird of Sandwich, IL, one son, Larry (Shirl) McCarthy of Rockford IL, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and a sister, Carol Grey of Albany, NY.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, daughters Melody Gane and Maeva Bishop, sisters Kathleen Reed, Phyllis Dumoulin, Virginia Bogart and brothers Allen and Daniel Dunham.
Born and raised in Hammond NY, she attended school there. Through the years, she lived in New York and, for the last 68 years, has resided in Illinois including the Chicagoland area, southern Illinois and Streator.
She was an avid conversationalist, a lover of puzzles, bluegrass & country music, photography and Jeopardy.
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