Elizabeth Kiso Troyer

Elizabeth Ann Kiso Troyer

1943 - 2013

Betsy was born in Chicago to Karl and Lorene Kiso, and spent her childhood in Morton Grove, Ill., moved to Palatine, Ill., in 1967, and moved to Spring Grove, Ill., in 1998. Betsy was a talented American Decorative Painting teacher and also a lifetime needlepoint artist. She had an eye for beauty the beauty in a flower, a smile, a baby, in having and being a friend, of both hardship and joy in life, and in the love for family and feeling loved by her family. Important lessons Betsy left us with: do your best, dont take it personally, be impeccable with your word, dont make assumptions, and in parting, Dry your tears dear, there will never be enough time. Betsy is survived by her husband Phil, Spring Grove, Ill.; her children, Mark Thomas (Iwona), Arlington, TX, Brian Thomas (Diann), Salem, Wis., Marcia Chellman (Robert), Kenosha, Wis., Karen Kohn (Jim), Middleton, Wis.; step-children, Kacey Troyer (Karen), Mechanicsburg, Penn.; and Kamela Harrison (Neil), Itasca, Ill. Betsy is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha (Thomas), Tyler (Thomas), Jarrod, Joel, Caleb, and Dana (Chellman), Kyle and Kimberlyn (Troyer) and Louise and Jay (Harrison).

A memorial service will be held at a future time. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to your local library as Betsy was an avid reader and user of the local public library.

Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Sept. 15, 2013