Betty Jane Nelson, 85, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta.
She was born to the late Robert William and Letty Elizabeth (nee Barnett) Dorries on Dec. 11, 1933 in Malden, Missouri.
Betty was a homemaker and also worked at Hardee's in Chester.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Robin) Jodoi of Lutz, Florida; a sister, Brenda Joyce Dorries of Harrisburg, Illinois; a nephew, Jeffrey Dean Dorries of Chesapeake, Virginia; one grandson, Christopher (Jennifer) Riner and two great-granddaughters, Bailey Riner and Alaina Rose.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ray Allen Nelson; and a brother, Jack Dorries.
It was Betty's wish to be cremated. Private services will be held at a later date.
Memorials in her memory are requested to the American Cancer Society.
To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit www.wpfh.net.