Betty Joyce (Zimmers) Broadway, age 87, of Golconda, Illinois passed away on May 10, 2019 at Rosiclare Rehabilitation in Rosiclare, IL.
She was born July 24, 1931 at Carterville, Illinois to George and Lena (Hampton) Zimmers. Shortly after the death of her father and immediately out of high school, Betty, homecoming queen and the valedictorian of her class married Clyde Broadway January 7, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Parsonage in Hardin County.
Clyde was the one and only love of her life for 69 wonderful years. Together they raised six children who survived them; David and Denice Broadway, Glen and Cathy Broadway, Elaine and Mike Miller, Brian Broadway, Linda and Bill Burkhead, and Jason and Daysha Broadway; nine grandchildren, Ashley Hobson, Kristen Broadway, Daniel Broadway, Mike Broadway, Tori Armstrong, Brett Miller, Caitlin Miller, Erin McGrew, Diana Hanan; thirteen great-grandchildren. Betty was a devoted farmer’s wife and beloved mother to her children.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, Illinois. The service will be conducted by Bro. Kevin Richerson and Bro. Toby Williams. Burial will follow at the Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Pope County Senior Citizens, PO Box 246, Golconda, IL 62938.