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Delilah Jo Betancourt

Delilah Jo (Hopwood) Betancourt, 64, passed away at 6:35am on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by family, friends and beloved pets.

Delilah was born on October 8, 1956 in Decatur to Hoyt and RoseMary (Hicks) Hopwood.

Survivors include:


Randy (Pam) Hopwood of Maroa

Marita (Tom) Hartwig of Springfield

Melissa (Rich) Clemens of Marion

Seven nephews; four nieces; several great nieces and nephews

Pets-Miko, Reggie, Bill, Chief, and Mocha

She was preceded in death by her parents and niece, Ashlynn Mahon.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:30pm at the Round Bluff Nature Preserve Lakeview Picnic Area at Ferne Clyffe State Park.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your local animal shelter in Delilah’s memory.

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I am so sorry to hear about Dee. We were roommates at NIU in 1976. She was a great friend and helped me with learning sign language. She made me laugh and we had so much fun in college together. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. May she rest in peace.

Sharon (Rahn) Lynn May 14 2021 3:39 PM

Marita, So sorry for the loss of your sister, Delilah. We donated in her memory to Save 1 at a time pet rescue in Marietta, Georgia. Our daughter-in-law Shannon drives picking up rescue dogs all over the state.

Claire and Dan Call May 11 2021 9:50 AM

Im so sorry for the loss. She will be sorely missed. Her kindness and charity of other people and animals were greatly beyond! Love to you all

Charleen Sculley May 3 2021 12:21 PM