Betty Jean Claeys


Betty, 100, of Peoria, pas- sed away August 23, 2020, at Sierra Winds Health Center, Peoria. Mrs. Claeys was born April 17, 1920 in Moline, Illinois to Richard R. and Hannah (Dasso) Bailey.
She graduated from Moline High School in 1938 and worked for Modern Woodmen financial services.
She married Francis Philip Claeys in 1947 and worked as a superintendent’s secretary for the Moline School District. She was also actively involved with Arrowhead Ranch at-risk youth home, Coal Valley, Illinois.
Mrs. Claeys was a member of the Willowbrook Methodist Church, Sun City, where she served on a number of projects and committees.
Mrs. Claeys was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Richard F. Bailey; and sister, Marian Foss.
She is survived by a niece and four nephews, Pam (Jane Shanks) Bailey, Milan, IL; Tom (Carol) Bailey, Moline, Illinois; Gary Bailey, Darien, Illinois; Steven Foss, Rockford, Illinois; Jeff (Diane) Foss, Rhinelander, Wisconsin; and many great-nieces and nephews.
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