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Betty N. Cruzan

Betty N. Cruzan, 85, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020 at her home. 

Betty was born on November 2, 1934 in LaClede, IL, the daughter of John and Irene Simmons Lash.  She married Robert W. Cruzan on October 26, 1953 in Tuscola, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 24, 2013. 

She is survived by her 2 sons: Dennis (Sandi) Cruzan of Tuscola; Steve (Corrina) Cruzan of Oakland; daughter: Vickie Patton of Villa Grove; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a brother: Elmer (Sharon) Lash of Champaign. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law: Craig Patton and granddaughter: Amy Cruzan. 

Betty worked as a cook for the Tuscola School District for over 26 years.  

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and she loved dogs. 

Memorials are suggested to the Douglas County Animal Shelter. 

Private family services will be held with Rev. Joe Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscola Township Cemetery. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

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