Betty Jean Kugler
Betty Jean Kugler
  • July 20, 1925 - August 30, 2015
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Betty Jean Kugler, 90, of Marengo passed away August 30, 2015.
She was born in Aurora on July 20, 1925, the daughter of Robert J. and Anna (Zeuch) Riley. She graduated from East Aurora High School in 1943. In 1947 she received her Bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University. In 1952 she received her Master's Degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado.
She was a faculty member at Marengo high school for eleven years. After a nine year period raising a family she returned to Locust Junior High for 22 years.
On August 15, 1952 she was united in marriage with Roger Kugler who died in 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Rogene M. (Art Morrical) Kugler of Sugar Grove and two grandchildren, Jeffery R. (Mayra Gutierrez) Morrical and Linda A. Morrical.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roger in 1996, a daughter, Anna H. Kugler in 1981, and her brother, Frank Riley of Mendota in 2015.
Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, September 1 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. The service will be at 1pm.
Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at