Betty Jo Shacklee, 82, went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2020. She was born the daughter of Melvin and Dessie (Foshie) Smith on May 25, 1938 in Kingsport, Tenn. Betty married William (Bill) Francis Shacklee in February 1953. They settled in Belvidere, IL. where they raised their three children and celebrated 50+ years of marriage. Betty and her husband Bill owned and operated Shacklee Real Estate for many years. Betty was not one to be idle for long, she was also owner and operator of Riverside Video in Belvidere along with Bill and their son Jerry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill Shacklee, brothers Edward Smith and Robert Smith, sister Dollie Dishner, daughter Regina (Jeanie), and her son Craig. Surviving in addition to her son Gerald (Jerry) Shacklee, are brothers Elmer Jay Smith and Jack Smith, sister Joan (Nick) Nicholas, grandchildren Dana (Derek) Reese -McMahon, Francis Tyler Shacklee, Sara Jo (Wesley) Reed, Andrea Shacklee, Hope (Justin) West, and her eight great-grandchildren Hailey, Debin, Daniel, Allison, Layla, Ethan ZyLar, Riley, and Zennon William.
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