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Elizabeth Jean Weisbrod

Trenton, MI - Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Weisbrod, 93, departed this life peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017, at home, surrounded by family and her caregiver. Known to all as simply "Mom," she was preceded in death by her husband, John Arthur Weisbrod; and her three brothers, Karl, James and Robert Schwartz. Born in Fenton, Iowa, Betty graduated from Fenton High School in 1941. She received her degree as a Registered Nurse from the School of Nursing at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines in 1945. While serving at a veteran's hospital in New York City that year, she was reunited with a decorated WWII Navy lieutenant from her Iowa hometown. Following his recovery from injuries sustained during the initial assault to retake Iwo Jima, the couple married in 1946. Betty and John moved to Trenton, Michigan, where he was employed as a product designer for Ford Motor Company until his untimely death in 1962. While in Trenton, Betty worked as a private practice nurse. However, her first love was music. She taught piano lessons, served as church organist at Faith Methodist Church and frequently played for musical productions for the Wyandotte Community Theater. She continued to play the piano until a few months before her death. Betty moved to Richmond in 1980 to live with her daughter with whom she stayed for the last 37 years. She is survived by her son, Mark C. Weisbrod (Susan) of Canton, Michigan; her daughter, Mary Louse Linhart (Ted) of Richmond, Virginia; her granddaughter, Samantha Weisbrod; as well as two step-granddaughters and three step-great grandsons. Abiding by her wishes, there will be no visitation. Burial will be private. Betty's abiding passion was for Barksdale Theatre and all animals, large and small. Accordingly, in lieu of flowers, please consider the Muriel McAuley Fund of Virginia Repertory Theatre or the Richmond SPCA. Online condolences may be made at www.blileys.com.



Published in Hometown Weekly Newspapers from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2017
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