Betty Jean Swink-Christopher, IL

Betty Jean Swink, 87, of Christopher, passed away on Sunday July 26, 2020 at her home.

She was born on January 8, 1933 in Dongola, IL to Fleatus Elmer and Mertie Estus (Adams) Corzine. She married Leavell Swink on June 4, 1966 and he preceded her in death on August 20, 2000.

Betty is survived by her son Bradford (Donella) Swink of Mulkeytown; nieces and nephews Sandra Lewis, Karen (David) Reininger, James (Yolanda) Corzine; great niece Angela Schrum; great nephews Andrew Lewis, David Karraker, Brandon Reininger and several great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters Maribelle Karraker and Marjory Corzine; one brother Byford Corzine and one sister-in-law Barbara Corzine, one nephew Gary Karraker and one niece Rhonda Corzine.

She was a homemaker, and had worked for Smoot Oil Company in Dongola and she was a bookkeeper for U-Save Office Furniture that her and her husband owned. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Christopher and was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano. She was also a member of the Christopher Women’s Club, Jolly Jill’s, and the Red Hatter’s.

Funeral services for Betty Swink will be on Thursday July 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Christopher with Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the church. Burial will follow at the Mt Olive Cemetery in Dongola, IL.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

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