Betty Jean Jamison

Posted 10/30/20

MENDOTA - Betty Jean Jamison, 90, of Mendota passed away Oct. 25, 2020 in Gurnee.

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Betty Jean Jamison


MENDOTA - Betty Jean Jamison, 90, of Mendota passed away Oct. 25, 2020 in Gurnee.

No services are planned at this time. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Betty Jean was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Elmer and Esther (Forster) Bast. She married Jim Jamison on Aug. 4, 1957 in Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Survivors include her husband of Mendota; one son, Jeff (Sheila) Jamison of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Susan (Steve) Furmanski of Gurnee; five grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, Erynne, Brooklyn and Stephanie; and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Carly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved sister, Charolotte Mueller-Riech.

Betty Jean worked as a school secretary after high school. Later, she graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in education. She taught 4th grade and speech correction for several years. Her purpose in life was to love God, love one another and try to live by what is right. She was extremely active in many capacities with the Presbyterian Women. She was also an ordained deacon and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was an incredible artist especially painting with water colors. She also loved gardening and was an accomplished seamstress. Most of her vacations were spent in Wisconsin on a fishing boat. She took pride in doing something kind for others daily. She was a breast cancer survivor. While her children were growing up she recited to them on a daily basis . . . This is the day that the Lord made, let us rejoice and be glad. She was a fabulous cook and family and friends will certainly miss her peanut squares and homemade pies.

Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, Mendota.