|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 2009|
Betty Lou Elliott, 81, of Kankakee, passed away at ManorCare Nursing Home Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. She was born April 7, 1928, in Nortonville, the daughter of Willis and Grace (Morris) Ruby. On Sept. 14, 1946, she married Kenneth Elliott in Jacksonville and he passed away March 13, 2009.
Betty is survived by two daughters,Vickie (Charles) Jackson of Denton, Texas and Cindy (Tim) Cordes of Davenport, Iowa; and one son, Christopher (Carolyn) Elliott of Kankakee. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Christine Sterling, Jeff Jackson, Rebecca Aydlot, Sara Hanson, Amy Seward, Hannah Cordes, Lindsay Keller, Rachel Elliott and Emily Elliott as well as 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Earl Ruby; and two sisters, Gladys Hembrough and Sylvia Retzer.
Mrs. Elliott was an executive secretary for the Roper Corp. for many years retiring in 1973, she also was employed by Kankakee Spring Service. She was a volunteer at Riverside Medical Center (TWIG),where she was also past president of the auxiliary and sold jewelry for the hospital. Betty was a representative for the Illinois Hospital Association, was active in politics, government and she ran for a seat in the Constitutional Convention, she was also one of the original members and past president of the Kankakee chapter of Stop ERA and was a pro-life supporter. She was a doted-on daughter, adored wife, active mother and beloved grandmother/great-grandmother. She was strong-willed, outspoken and independent while at the same time she cherished her role as homemaker and blossomed under the care and support of her loving husband, Kenny. She was a woman of routine and order but loved to laugh and talk. There was something always for her to do and be busy with. She loved to bowl, read the newspaper aloud, clean her home, plant flowers, shop (sales only), collect stuff, call in to talk radio programs, take photographs, visit with family and friends near or far, go to church, share stories of her folks and days gone by, dance and listen to big band music, cook and host meals, especially holiday get-togethers, and most importantly, to talk to and about the Good Lord.
Services were entrusted to Schreffler Funeral Home of Kankakee, Illinois.
Kenneth Elliott (1922 - 2009)*
Christopher Dana Elliott (1951 - 2010)*
Created by: JLM
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45201018
Added: Dec. 7, 2009