Betty A. Toran

March 3, 1948 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 72)


Betty Ann Toran was born March 3, 1948 in Savannah, GA. She was the oldest of four children born to Ross and Mamie Griffin, who preceded her in death.

Betty was educated in the public schools of Chatham County and was a 1968 graduate of Sophronia Tompkins High School.

She was employed at various jobs: nursing assistant, wait staff and retail in Savannah before moving to Joliet, IL. There she was united in holy matrimony to John Toran (who preceded her in death). To this union, one son was born, Reginald Dean Toran.

Throughout her life in Joliet, Betty worked at Burger King in the 80s and later was a store manager at Venture.

Betty was a collector of Cabbage Patch Dolls and and Betty Boop. She enjoyed shopping for cute clothes and jewelry. She always carried a smile that would light up a room; and she was adored by anybody who met her.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Ms. Betty Ann Toran peacefully closed her eyes and fell into eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ross Griffin; and one sister, A. Marie Griffin (Savannah, GA).

Betty leaves to cherish her memories; her son, Reginald “Reggie” Toran; three grandchildren, Raven, Reginald Jr., and Jayden Toran; one sister, Delia Griffin-Brown (Earl) of Savannah, GA; one aunt, Missionary Margaret Johnson (Prophet Ernest) of Clyo, GA; special nieces, Bridgette Sinegar, Janey Sanders, Joy Sinegar-Munoz, and Earikka Outland; a very special grand-niece, Myah Brown of Rincon, GA; her nephews, Corey Griffin, Earl and Elvin Brown; special cousins, Cynthia Lomax of New Carrollton, MD and Denise Brown of Savannah, GA; sisters-in-law, Dianne Sinegar, Sylvia Clayton, and Ella Toran; special friends, Maxine, Dell, and Cleo, both of Joliet, IL; and Annette Milton of Savannah, GA; and a  host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


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Joliet, IL 60433

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