Betty Ditto

Aug. 8 , 2017

SILVIS - Betty Annabelle Ditto, 89, of Silvis, formerly of Port Byron, died August 8, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center – Illini, Silvis. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty was born February 16, 1928, in Matthews, M issouri, the daughter of Zelmar C. and Callie Ann (Williams) Butler. She married Earl Ditto on April 20, 1945, in Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1990. Betty worked as a cook for the Arsenal for ten years, then at Sears in Customer Relations. She enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles. Most of all, she loved her family.

Betty is survived by her children, Richard Ditto, St. Paul, Minnesota, Barbara Ditto, Silvis, Claire Hannah, Port Byron, Carolyn McKanna, Bettendorf, John Ditto, Silvis, Margie Moffitt, Hillsdale, Annette Sweetman, Topeka, Kansas, Diana Worley, Bettendorf, Lorena Lindsey, Fairview, Tennesee; 35 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and over 23 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Naomi Vaughn, Rayburn Butler, Billie Butler, Leonard Butler, Wenzola McTurnan, Gaylon Butler, and Ernestine Marion. Share a memory or condolence online at

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