Betty Ann Ducey

Born: Sun., Oct. 5, 1930
Died: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 01, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Mon., Mar. 02, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Betty Ann Ducey, age 89, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  She was born on October 5, 1930 in Pittsfield, IL to George and Ida Barton Ducey.

Betty Ann graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1948 where she was elected Homecoming Queen.  After school, she started her career as a secretary for a few places around town and then began working with Irving and Irving in 1954 as secretary to then Pike County State’s Attorney, Brice Irving.  She stayed with the older Irving through three terms as state’s attorney, then worked several years as his secretary in private practice.  She also worked for Brett Irving’s private practice until her retirement.  Betty Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Old Orchard Country Club.  She enjoyed bowling in the winter, golfing in the summer, and knitting and playing bridge all year round.  Betty Ann was a fun and well put together woman who always liked to have a good time.  She will be missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Frances (Bruce) Wisner of Champaign, IL and Martha Brown of Beardstown, IL; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ida Ducey; brother, William “Billy” Ducey; and brother-in-law, Jerry Brown.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pittsfield with Father Mark Schulte officiating.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer's Asssociation

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Carolyn (Ducey) Rathbone
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
I was sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Betty Ann. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Love to all. Carolyn

Kathy (Ducey) Watson
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
Memories of Aunt Betty Ann will always be with me ... may her soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences. Love, Kathy

Jaye Venable Dodds
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
I was sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I will remember her as the “big” sister to Mary Fran and Martha, Mary Frances being in my class in High School and taking catechism with me at St. Mary’s years ago! Betty was always there for her family and I know they will all miss her.

Peggy (Ducey) Hobbs
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
I am truly sad to read of Betty Ann's death. My prayers go out to you and your families. Peggy

John Franklin
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
Our prayers and condolences to Betty Ann's family. As a woman of great strength and spirit she will be missed by all who knew her. She was part of the chemistry of great family gatherings. It has been a privilege to be her cousin. May she rest in peace and joy. Cheryl Cunningham and John Franklin

Hugh Ducey
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Betty Ann. My dad Charles Ducey talked about Betty Ann a lot when ever there was a golf match in Illinois, he would look for her on the television. And by the way your father(George) was my Baptismal Godfather. Once again my condolences.

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