Arminta “Betty” Dawson, 85, of Milford passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center. She was born December 25, 1934 in Milford, the daughter of George and Minnie (Brumfield) Mann. She married Thomas Evan Dawson on November 11, 1950 in Milford and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; two sisters; and two sons-in-law, Ray Craighead and Tom Sparks.


She is survived by five children, Leslie (Debbie) Dawson of Milford, Carol Craighead of Milford, Diane (Doug) Newman of Milford, Charlotte Sparks of Milford and Eric (Brenda) Dawson of Milford; two sisters, Geniece Allen of Milford and Sue Kissack of Milford; one brother, Scott (Linda) Mann of Hoopeston; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Milford Christian Church. Betty was an Iroquois County election judge and worked at Howards, Volunteer Services, and ran a daycare out of her home for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Brent Zastrow, Rev. Neil Larimore and Rev. Gary Milton will officiate. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.


Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.


Memorials may be made to the Milford Ambulance or donor’s choice.

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