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Betty Gwen Griswold - 89

9/5/1925 - 8/27/2015

Macomb formerly of Colchester

Betty Gwen Griswold age 89 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Miller Rehabilitation Center, in Kankakee, Illinois.  She was born September, 6, 1925, in Macomb, Illinois to Glen and Hazel Welch Zimmerman.  Betty was united in marriage on January 19, 1944, in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Glennon Griswold.  He preceded her in death on April 6, 1992.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 Sons: T.J. and Glade Griswold. 1 Granddaughter, Melody Wainwright, 1 Son In Law: Dannie Markham and 1 Brother: Robert G. Zimmerman.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter: Judy Gwen Markham, Kankakee, Illinois, 1 Son: Gregory and Rita Griswold, Blacksburg, Virginia, 4 Grandchildren: Daniel Nathan and (Erin) Markham, Gwen M. Markham and (Zach) Kosyla, Matthew Brooks Griswold, Cydni Burns Griswold (Adam) Dettmar, 11 Great Grandchildren: Sawyer and Graham Markham, Shea, Chandler, and Evan Kosyla, Jesse, William and Thomas Wainwright and Bryn, Zoe, and Maya Griswold.
Betty was a past member of Colchester Eastern Star, Member of the Macomb Presbyterian Church.  She loved being part of the Lafayette Square Community, where she was very active in many events and loved to visit with her family and friends.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 31, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Merrill.  Burial will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Funeral Home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials are to McDonough District Hospital or the Macomb Presbyterian Church.  On line Condolences to the family can be left at jonesmortuaryfh.com


4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Funeral Home


11:00 A.M. Monday at the Funeral Home


  • Matha Fentem

    on 08/28/15

    Sorry to hear about your loss - always enjoyed our visits. blessings Martha
  • debbie blaesing

    on 08/31/15

    309 macomb street
  • debbie blaesing

    on 08/31/15

    So sorry to hear about Betty . I just heard today that she passed away,I am so sad! We loved her,she was a special lady. God Bless all of you. Debbie & Dan Blaesing
  • Hy-Vee

    on 09/02/15

    sorry about your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with your family
  • Judy Markham

    on 09/09/15

    She was my Mom and I loved her dearly. She loved being with her family and her many friends. What a wonderful person!

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