Floral 17

Betty Irene (Simmons) Lorton

January 25, 1925 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 96)


Betty Irene Simmons Lorton, 96, of Cowden, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in Heartland Senior Living in Neoga, Illinois. 

Betty was born on January 25, 1925, the daughter of Johnny and Lillie (Hendricks) Simmons in Cowden, Illinois, Bowling Green Township.

She married Ennis Lorton on July 3, 1942.  Betty was a wonderful helpmate to her husband.  She farmed alongside him, hauling grain with a tractor and wagons, raised hogs, gardened, sewed their clothes, and tended to numerous other farm animals over the years.  She especially loved her dogs, taking them along with her on her four-wheeler to go mushroom hunting.  Betty enjoyed being industrious with a practical approach finding uses for just about everything.  Although Betty and Ennis did not have children, they enjoyed their nieces and nephews who loved them in return. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ennis in 2008, her parents, her siblings: Dorothy, Mable, Delpha, and Violet.

Betty will be missed and fond memories of her adventurous spirit will continue on. 

Special thanks to Cindy Rich and staff, Erica Linn and Villas of Holly Brook Staff, Heartland Senior Living – Nurses Brittany, Chris, Angie, Chelsey, aides Danielle and Anna and so many others that made her feel valued.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Mound Cemetery in rural Cowden, Illinois with Betty’s great nephew, Carson Lorton officiating.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Betty’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty Irene (Simmons) Lorton, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
November 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Mound Cemetery
300 N
Cowden, IL 62422

© 2021 LGH Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy