Betty Mead

September 5, 1936 — June 23, 2007

Betty Mead

Betty Zane Mead, 70, of New Boston, Illinois died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at New Boston United Methodist Church. Burial is in New Boston Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family. She was born Sept. 5, 1936, in rural New Boston, to Sal and Mable Jebb Leith. She married Leo Mead in 1956 in New Boston. Betty was a homemaker and also a custodian for the Westmer School District retiring in the early 1970s. She enjoyed sports, was a Cubs fan, had played softball, and liked to do crossword puzzles. Survivors (and spouse) include husband, Leo Mead, New Boston; one daughter, Leah Mitchell, New Boston; two grandchildren, Stephanie Holliday (fiance, Chad Sedam), New Boston, Adrian (Levi) Kilburn, Hannibal, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Rachel, Nathan, Ericka, Gage and Jared.; one brother, Denny Leith, New Boston; aunt, Ella Catherine Green, New Boston. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Roger Leith; daughter, Kim Mead; aunt, Marjorie Janney. Online condolences may be left at

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