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Betty Lou Smith

Obituary for Betty Lou Smith

May 8, 1924 - May 6, 2018
Aurora, Illinois | Age 93


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.

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Aurora, IL 60506
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