BETTY JEAN HAPP(1927-2012)

 
Betty Jean Happ, an 85-year-old Crystal Lake resident, passed away Sunday morning, October 28, 2012 at Crystal Pines Nursing & Rehabilitation in Crystal Lake.  She was born in Chicago on May 14, 1927 to the now late Arthur and Mary {nee Jessop} Kepler.  Formerly of Chicago, Betty grew up in Gages Lake.  Later in life, she resided in Spring Hill, Fla. for over 20 years, and stayed active with swimming and golfing.  She was the beloved mother of Jerome "Jerry" (Virginia) Happ, Steve (Sandy) Happ, Marguerite "Peggy" Fiore, Catherine (Larry) Lounsbury, Carol (Pat) Bristol, Susan (Norman) Freund, Mark (Leslie) Happ, and Theresa (Wade) Theis; doting grandmother of 23; cherished great-grandmother of 33; dear sister of Vera Morris; and fond sister-in-law of Theresa Kepler.  Betty's husband Jerome "Jerry" Happ, brother Arthur Kepler, grandson Robert "Robo" Freund, and great-grandsons Tyler Autrey and Andrew Moore preceded her in death. Visitation was set from 4 to 8 p.m., Oct. 30 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Ill.  A brief visitation will continue Oct. 31, 2012 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, Ill. from 9 to 10 a.m., withom 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., with Mass of the Resurrection commencing at 10 a.m.  Interment was tofollow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn.38105 or www.stjude.org.  For further information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org. 
Published in Lake County Suburban Life on Oct. 30, 2012