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Betty L. Engel, 90, of Danville, passed away on Aug. 31, 2017, at Hawthorne Inn, Danville.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1926, to William J. and Blanche Long. On March 17, 1946, she married Martin Engel. They were married 68 years until his death on Dec. 16, 2014.
Betty was an executive secretary for 46 years. She started her career at Electric Eye, Hurletron, and then retired from General Electric. She was very active in the local secretaries' association. She enjoyed playing cards and games with family and friends.
She is survived by her brother, Merle (Jean) Long of Danville; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Irene Burgoyne. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William E. (Glenna) Long, Donald E. (Elaine) Long; half-brother, Harlan (Sue) Long; sister, Evelyn Long; and half-sister, Geraldine (Cecil) Neff.
A service to celebrate the life of Betty Engel will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 North Vermilion, Danville, IL 61834 with Drew Mentzer officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Entombment will be at Springhill Cemetery in Danville. Memorials may be made in Betty's name to the charity of the donor's choice. Please join Betty's family in sharing photos and memories on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 2, 2017
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