Peaceful 06

Betty Darlene (Shipman) Mayberry

February 20, 2022


Betty Darlene (Shipman) Mayberry of Westville, Illinois passed peacefully, surrounded in love by her family on 02/20/2022 at 12:35pm. Born in Bloomfield, MO on March 22, 1949 to Henry Dalphe and Dora Emma Shipman (Prye). She grew up in southeast Missouri before moving to Hoopeston, IL as a child. In Hoopeston, she met the love of her life, Charles Ray Mayberry. They married May 20, 1967 and had 3 children, Vern, Gina and Cher.

Betty worked at R & S Printing in Danville, IL for 15 years before obtaining her CDL license to run team with her best friend and husband, Ray. They later both retired and spent their winters at their residence in Crystal River, Florida.

Betty was a spirited little spit fire of a person. She loved her family fiercely and was always a source of tough love, honest advice and the first person to show up when someone was in need.  On her perfect day, you could find her enjoying time with her family, sitting on the front porch with a cigarette and Pepsi in her hand as she waves to cars as they pass by or punching the button on a slot machine at the casino.

She is survived by her husband, Ray, three children, Vern Mayberry (Brenda), Gina Kling (Paul) & Cherish Hilton (Shane); ex-son-in-love David Hamblin (Lisa); 6 grandchildren, Heather Hembree (Matt), Nathan Mayberry, Amber Vance (Danny), Josh Mayberry, EmmaLee Ramsey (Alec) & Mason Hilton; 2 grandchildren-in-love Brendan (Chelsi) & Bri Hafner, 5 great-grandchildren, Chloe Vance, Izeyah Vance, Landonn Mayberry, Brysen Johnson & Brinley Johnson; and 1 great-granddaughter in love Becca Hafner.

She is preceded in death by her parents and 9 siblings, Charles Shipman (Ima Jean), Hershel Shipman (Bobbie), Verlene Griffin (Amos), Wilma Shipman, Elmer Shipman (Marybell), LD Shipman (Mae) & Junior Shipman (Inga). Betty is also survived by her sister Louise Atkinson (Ed) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is planned for family and friends at the Mayberry residence in Westville, IL in May. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Betty, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences:


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