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Betty Jean Hepner

December 28, 1943 August 27, 2017
Betty Jean Hepner
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Obituary for Betty Jean Hepner

Winnebago Betty Jean Hepner, 73, of Winnebago, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at River Bluff Nursing Home. Born December 28, 1943 in Rockford the daughter of Lester Edward and Margaret Catherine (Miller) Schumacher. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1961. Betty was owner and drove truck for Hepner Trucking that hauled grain in the Winnebago area. She also drove truck for a wholesale florist in Rockford and worked as a waitress at Winnebago Corners and the Red Apple in Freeport. She was an advocate for Donate for Life and helped organize The Red Shoe Run.

Betty is lovingly survived by her son, Jeff (Dawn) Hepner of Rockford; grandsons, Cole Hepner, Matthew Hepner; brother, Gary Schumacher of Winnebago; sister, Judy (Wayne) LaMont of Rockford; several nephews and nieces; special friend Charlie (Bob) Seas of Stockton and her two sons Aric and Adam.

Betty is predeceased by her parents; brothers, Lloyd Schumacher, Larry Schumacher; sisters, Nancy Kipling, Janet Lindsey.

Funeral Information

Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017, with a memorial visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Pastor Tim Spickler of New Life Bible Church officiating. Cremation rites to be accorded. Interment at a later date in North Burritt Cemetery.


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