Aunt Lois

Great Aunt Lo
Rest in peace, you were always fun to be around. And thank you for all the wacky gifts over the years, they have been and will continue to be cherished.

Lois Emele Betka

Lois Emele Betka, 58, of Skokie, formerly of East Lynn, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at her home.

She was born in June 1948, in Danville, the daughter of E. Kenneth Betka and Florence E. Nelson.

Survivors include: her mother: Florence Betka of Hoopeston; sisters: Sue Betka of Washington, D.C. and Jean (Tom) Skoza of Champaign; brother: Bill (Melva) Betka of Cissna Park. She is also survived by three nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Robert Betka.

Ms. Betka worked as a project officer for the State of Ohio U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and reading.

Funeral service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. in Hoopeston; Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Officiating: Rev. Janet Eggleston; Per her wishes she will be cremated. Private family burial at a later date at East Lynn Cemetery. Memorials to the donor’s choice.

2 thoughts on “Aunt Lois

  1. hello, my name is chris betka and i live in australia. i was surfing the net and i saw the name betka come up and i couldn’t help myself but wonder if we are related. the betka name dosen’t come up very much and besides my family, i have never seen the name betka before.

  2. Lois Betka was my best friend. She was very intelligent, curious, unique. We met as students
    in the University of Illinois/Iowa Year Abroad Program in Rouen, France in 1969-70. We were
    roommates later in Champaign, Il, and in Chicago. Although she stayed in Chicago when I moved
    to Missouri, we tried to get together around Christmas each year in Champaign.

    Lois and I and Patti Rangel took a wonderful trip to Paris and Givergny in May 2006. I feel so
    lucky to have made that trip with Lois. We were hoping to make many more trips together to

    I will travel again to Europe. It won’t be the same without her, but we’ll drink a
    toast to her wonderful spirit.

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