Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Arnold, nee Laramore, 65, of Mascoutah, Ill. formerly of St. Charles, MO., born June 28, 1945, entered into Heaven on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill.
Betty worked as an office manager for most of her life, but what was most important to her were her family and friends. She spent much of her time with her "On Track" Calvary Church Group, St. Peter's Mo., and enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Ladies, biking, camping and going on trips, especially to Branson and numerous other outings. She loved and adored her grandchildren and will be truly missed and loved by all of those that knew Betty.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Bush; her father, Malcom Laramore and her Mother, Juanita, nee Mines, Kempfer
Surviving are her three loving children, Kristine, nee Minnigerode (Matthew) Lamons of Millstadt, Ill., Valerie Bush, nee Minnigerode of Swansea, Ill., and Bryan Minnigerode of San Diego, Ca., Five grandchildren, Margarete Lamons, Ethan Lamons, Austin Minnigerode, Jenna and Jacob Bush.; Four brothers, Ron (Judy) Laramore of Chester, ill., Jerry (Nancy) Laramore of Tilden, Ill., Jack (Beverly) Laramore of Galva, Ill., and Wayne (Pat) Laramore of Sparta, Ill., and a half-sister, Shirley Jean (Bob) Burke of Madisonville, KY.,., a Great-Aunt, Lois (Bob) Kittinger and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to extend a deep appreciation and thank you to all the caring and compassionate staff at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill., and to the staff at Hospice of Southern Illinois for their unconditional love, support and understanding that they gave Betty.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Association For Frontotemporal Dementias (www.ftd-picks.org
Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 North Illinois Street., Fairview Hgts, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Havens officiating. Upon Betty's request cremation will be held.