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Minonk-Betty Jean Pinkham, 83, of Minonk, IL passed away at 8:47 am on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk where she was a resident.

She was born on April 9, 1933 in Minonk a daughter of Morris and Berniece Davison Gaede. She married Richard "Dick" Pinkham on September 9, 1952. He passed away on May 26, 2016.

She is survived by her mother, Berniece Gaede of Heritage Health in Minonk; one daughter, Vicki (Hank) Landherr of Stacyville, IA; two sons, Terry and Mark Pinkham of Minonk; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, husband, and brother.

Betty loved playing the piano, gardening, and baking for the grandkids. They always looked forward to Grandma's chocolate Texas cake with a big glass of milk when they visited. Betty and Dick also took ballroom dance lessons and went to dances almost every weekend. They also enjoyed playing cards with friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Cremation rites will be accorded and inurnment will be in Minonk Township Cemetery.

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