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Betty L. (Hamilton) Pollack

March 10, 1931 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Betty Pollack Obituary

Betty L. Pollack, 91, of Metamora, IL passed away at 5:32 am on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Snyder Village in Metamora.

She was born on March 10, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to George E. and Pearl M. (Peters) Hamilton.

Betty married Richard “Dick” Pollack on May 6, 1950 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. He passed away on September 1, 2022. Prior to Dick’s death, they had celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary in May of this year.

Surviving are their five children, Jennifer (Bob) Lipper, Judy Pollack, Richard (Darlene) Pollack, Michael (Debra Lehmann) Pollack, and Jonathan (Gina) Pollack; eight grandchildren, Bobby, Sarah, Marc, Melanie, Greg, Jerry, Richie, and Veronica; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a great number of nieces, nephews, and their children. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Jane, brothers Harold Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, and sister Claire Rakowski.

Betty and Richard lived with their family of five children in Oak Park, IL, Westchester, IL, and Palisades Park (Covert, near South Haven), MI. The cottage in Palisades was a heavenly place for 34 summers. Richard and Betty moved to Snyder Village in 2015. Betty enjoyed macrame, needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting, and playing the organ. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon, IL for over 20 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 21, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Metamora with Father Ryan Mattingly officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to her mass on Monday at the church. Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lacon, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 or to Snyder Village, 1200 East Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548. Online condolences at


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November 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
415 West Chatham Street
Metamora, IL 61548

Funeral Mass
November 21, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
415 West Chatham Street
Metamora, IL 61548


St. Jude Midwest Affiliate
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria IL 61637

Snyder Village
1200 East Partridge Street, Metamora IL 61548


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