Betty Lou Smith

  • Born: May 8, 1924
  • Died: May 6, 2018
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois

Healy Chapel

332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
Tel. (630) 897-9291

Tribute & Message From The Family

Betty Lou Smith, 93, of Aurora passed away peacefully at her home in Fox Knoll surrounded by her family and her dear friend and caregiver, Isabel, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born May 8, 1924 in Forreston, IL, daughter of the late Fred and Verna Huntley.

She was a lifelong resident of Aurora, graduating from East Aurora High School. Following graduation, she worked in Chicago for the Burlington Bus Lines and eventually married and became a fulltime homemaker for her family. Betty Lou later worked for the City of Aurora for over 20 years.

She was actively involved in The First United Methodist Church, West Aurora PTA, Aurora Woman's Club and P.E.O. She was also a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and has spent the last 17 years enjoying the activities and company of her fellow residents at Fox Knoll.

Betty Lou is survived by her daughters, Marcia (John) Lunsford of Coon Rapids, MN and Penny (Robert Witzel) Smith of Hinsdale, IL; grandchildren, Andrew (Kathryn) Lunsford, Megan (Brandon) Hensel, Jordan and Amanda Witzel; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip.

Betty Lou's family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to all of the caring residents and staff at Fox Knoll. Her friends and family will dearly miss her.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2 PM until time of the Memorial service 3 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. A private burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to P.E.O. c/o The Healy Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Angie and I send our condolences and love to Marcia and Penny. Fond memories of the little red car, playing garbage, and other card games. Those were the days. Aunt Betty's kind heart and patience is a trait I learned from her and use to this day. God Bless and rest in peace.

Posted by Paul Mason - Tampa, FL - Family   May 10, 2018

She loved her popcorn and making her hand made cards for all occasions.She enjoyed cat sitting for Martha's cat Sundance. Having her in our PEO was such a joy. Isabel helped her to keep up with us as much as she was able. Our PEO hearts are saddened for the loss of someone so very special. Liz Copeland

Posted by liz Copeland - Montgomery, IL - Friend   May 09, 2018

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