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NORMAL — Betty A. Carlock Lyons, 52, Normal, died at 4:01 p.m. Saturday (April 30, 2011) at Heartland Health Care, Normal.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at New Beginnings Church of God, 814 Jersey Ave., Normal, with the Rev. Aaron Stine officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to the family. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born March 25, 1959, at Normal, daughter of Cecil and Merlyn Myers Carlock.

Surviving are her mother, Merlyn Carlock, Normal; and daughters, Christina Lyons and Kristen Lyons, both of Normal.

Her father preceded her in death.

She was a certified teacher and taught music. Her last position was at Heartland Community College.

Betty was a member of New Beginnings Church of God of Normal. Betty graduated from Eureka College and Illinois State University, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in recreational education.

Betty enjoyed spending time outdoors. She was a loving mother and daughter and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

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