LONG GROVE, Iowa — Funeral services for Betty A. Bolton, 72, of Long Grove will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove. A luncheon will immediately follow. The family will greet friends 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church, with a Rosary beginning at 3 p.m. The family will also greet friends an hour prior to services on Monday morning. Interment will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Bolton passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Unity Point Healthcare in Rock Island. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Early was born on Dec. 26, 1941, in Davenport, the daughter of Clement and Juanita (Van Pelt) Early. She married William Bolton on June 4, 1960. Betty was a member and active volunteer at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and, most of all, shopping. She was also an avid reader and loved playing computer games and doing puzzles. Most importantly, Betty did what she had always dreamed of doing, and that was being a wonderful wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, William Bolton of Long Grove; her eight children, Sue (Jeff) Bruhn of Golden Valley, Minn., Ray Bolton of Davenport, Julie (Jeff) Perkins of Neenah, Wis., Linda Bolton of Preston, Iowa, Chris Bolton of Covington, La., Michael Bolton of Bettendorf, Mary (James) Hill of Eldridge, Shawn Bolton of Long Grove; a sister, Virginia (George) Bolton of San Diego, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Marge; and a daughter-in-law, Margo.

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Memorials may be directed to St. Ann’s Parish, the American Heart Association, or to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Cunnick-Collins.com.

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