Betty A. Dickson

Born: Wed., Aug. 26, 1925
Died: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016


9:45 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Mar. 02, 2016
Location: Church of St. Peter

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., Mar. 02, 2016

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   Betty A. Dickson, 90, of Quincy died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday (February 27, 2016) at Bickford Cottage.

   Born August 26, 1925 in Quincy, Betty was the daughter of George and Mary Jurgensmeier Middendorf.  She married John Thomas "Tom" Dickson Jr. on September 4, 1954 in Quincy.  He preceded her in death on December 5, 1987.

   Betty was a 1943 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Camper Stamper Square Dance Club, was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed league bowling, playing cards, traveling and attending Quincy University Basketball games.  Most of all she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

   Betty was first employed at Illinois State Bank as a teller.  She later was employed as an administrative assistant for the Joe Churchill Construction Company for several years until her retirement.

   Survivors include a daughter Janet "Jan" Koester (Stephen) of Quincy; a son John Thomas "Tom" Dickson III (Mary Jo) of Defiance, MO; five grandchildren Scott Thomas Koester (fiancee Ashley Goot) of Atlanta, GA, Richard Christopher Dickson (Kelli) of St. Charles, MO, Brooke Elizabeth Wilfley (Zach) of O'Fallon, MO, Andrew "Drew" Stephen Koester of Quincy and Maggie Marie Dickson (fiance Michael Macke) of Defiance, MO.  Also surviving is a sister Arlene Schwartz of Carol Stream, IL.  Two great grandchildren, Identical twin boys on the way in August.  Also surviving are numerous loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Dickson was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers Rev. Eugene Middendorf, Ralph Middendorf and his wife Beatrice, James Middendorf and his wife Nita, Robert Middendorf and his wife Dorothy, Walter Middendorf and his wife Bonnie and a young brother George Middendorf Jr.; two sisters Lucille Rapp and her husband Dr. Roy Rapp, Carlene Schmidle and her husband John and a brother in-law Martin Schwartz.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Peter Catholic Church Wednesday morning 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Leo Enlow and Rev. Roy Bauer officiating.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday morning at St. Peter Catholic Church from 9:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

   Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame High School or to Quincy University.  

   Betty's family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Bickford Cottage for all their loving care and support that they gave to Betty.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Stephen, Lisa, Adam and Adrienne Rapp
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
Jan and Tom:

What a great Aunt and caring person. Your Mom touched many lives and I'll never forget all of the fun times at summer picnics and Christmas functions at your home. Having the great Middendorf family around was a great gift and we extend our condolences and wanted you to know that we are thinking of you.

Stephen, Lisa, Adam and Adrienne Rapp
Quincy, Illinois

Mary Rapp MacBain
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
Jan and Tom,

You are correct in saying that she had many loving nieces and nephews, and I was one of them. Aunt Dot was a wonderful Aunt who I loved very much. I respected her for many reasons and always enjoyed being with her. (She also made the best Christmas cookies.) The past several years have not been easy for you and, like your Aunt Lucy, I know the loss of memory is very difficult on children. I'm happy she was well cared for and that should bring you comfort.

When the Middendorf clan got together, there was a lot of laughter. This generation is almost gone. I will definitely miss the fun we shared ... bless you all and my heart goes out to you and your families.

Love, Mary

Paul Brown & Dr. Janise Denton
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul & Janise

Marie and Jim Ebbing
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
I am so sorry that I can't come to see you (Jan and Tom) and your families. I am pretty much wheel chair bound. So many memories are going through my mind this morning. All the wonderful times we had through the years. She led a nice life up to a few years ago. Thinking about you and wishing you peace and gentle comfort.

Rich and Ann Lentz
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diana Hagenah
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
Jan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady to work with all those years ago at the bank. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

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