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Betty Leu (York) Warstler

December 24, 1926 ~ June 14, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Betty Lue (York) Warstler - a life so beautifully lived.  At 96 years of age, Betty entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on the morning of June 14, 2023 at the home of her admired daughter in Georgetown, IL. She was born on December 24, 1926, in Scotland, IL, the beautiful daughter of Albert York and Zetta Ann Smith (York) Debarba.


Betty will be greatly missed by her three precious children: Richard "Rick" (Sandy) Delhaye, James "Jim" (Maggie) Warstler, and Randelyn Warstler (late Joseph) Talkowski; she adored her 10 Grandchildren:  Leah Delhaye (Michael) Warren, Richard "Rick" (Cammy) Delhaye, Robert (Bobby) Kennedy, Melanie Talkowski (Brandon) Porter, Jason (Kayla) Kennedy, Ryan (Andrea) Delhaye, Lance (Joy) Warstler, Nicholas (Kitwana) Warstler, Nathan (Amelie) Warstler, Layton Warstler, Alayna Nale, and Easton Nale.  She was so excited when her 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren came into her life.  She appreciated her special great-grandson Justin Warren, who never hesitated to be there for his G.G. many times during her final years.  She also leaves behind her beloved niece, Linda (Dyer) Cummins with whom she shared a very special bond, and devoted friend Bobbie Miles. 


Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gera “Lightning” Warstler; 3 brothers: Infant Paul, Eugene, and Vernon York; 3 sisters Infant Leota Faye, Lorene York Champion, and Irene "Tootie" York Taylor; cherished granddaughter Melissa Dawn Talkowski, infant granddaughter Miranda Jo Talkowski, infant grandson Joseph Richard Talkowski; and treasured niece Regina York Jones.


Betty was a faithful servant of the Lord, a true believer.  Her love for God spilled over into every aspect of her life. She led by example, selfless with her time and energy, giving through the best and worst of times.  She was a long-time member of the Bible Missionary Church in Georgetown, IL, which she built and chartered with her husband in 1962 (formerly United Holiness). 


Betty made it her life’s work to thoroughly spoil her children and grandchildren. She was our shelter in the Storm of Life, our light beyond the darkness and our constant beacon of strength – we were beyond blessed to have had her in our lives for so many years.  Her passing will leave an immense void in all of our lives. We will desperately miss her down-home cooking, her mouth-watering desserts, and her famous yeast rolls. 


Betty’s eye for detail drew the attention of many. Whether it be her carefully selected wardrobe, hand sewing formal wedding gowns, quilting for loved ones, or constructing elaborate wedding cakes, she certainly had a talent for making things beautiful. Many family members were blessed to have ‘grandma’s cake’ at our own weddings. 


Throughout her life, Betty was fiercely independent, and it was her children who honored her wishes and provided her with the care and comfort she deserved.  They selflessly devoted their time and energy to ensure that their mother was able to spend her final years in the comfort of her daughter’s home, surrounded by the love and warmth of family.


Their unwavering commitment to her well-being is a testament to the bond between a mother and her children.  They provided her with the care, compassion, and dignity that she deserved, and we are grateful for the love and devotion that her children showed her.  We take comfort in knowing that she passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family.  Her legacy will live on through the love and kindness that she instilled in her children, and the memories they will cherish forever.


Betty was also treated with tenderness, love, and affection from her caregivers: Bobbie Miles, Terrie Vice, and Shirley Shafer – we will forever be grateful for their care and support.  She also received excellent and compassionate care from Carle Hospice, who was there every step of the way. 


 A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Danville, IL with Chaplain Andrea Beyke officiating. Blurton Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements.  Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness…” II Timothy 4:7-8 

Well done, good and faithful servant!


Grandmas Are -   

For soft words and kisses

That last thru the years

Warm tender touches

That wipe away tears

Sweet cookies and laughter

Fond memories true

Grandmas help God

Let heaven shine through…

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Graveside Service
June 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park
3901 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832


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