Betty J. Foose
1930 - 2021
February 28, 1930
April 30, 2021
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 S. Fourth St.
Dekalb, IL 60115
Betty J. Foose
Born: February 28, 1930
Died: April 30, 2021
Betty J. Foose, 91, of Lakeland, Florida, previously from Waterman, Illinois, passed away April 30, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born February 28, 1930 in Belvidere, Illinois, the daughter of Earl and Hazel Ray.
Betty grew up in the Waterman and Big Rock area, graduating from Big Rock High School in 1947. She married Thomas E. Foose on June 6, 1950 and spent her life devoted to her husband and raising her children. Betty and Tom owned a restaurant in Waterman, she drove a school bus and retired as the school transportation supervisor. She was known as "The Candy Lady", and enjoyed sharing her candies with family, friends and neighbors. Her hobbies included playing cards, baking, candy making and crafts. Betty (better known as Mom to many) loved to travel and enjoyed cruising. Citrus Woods has been a part of her family for many years.
Betty is survived by her children, Terry (Swede) Ekstrom, Greg Foose, Jeff (Peggy) Foose and Chris (Foose) Luttrell; 9 grandchildren, Brian Ekstrom, Nick (Beth) Foose, Tony Foose, Kristen (Ryan) Lyle, Cris (Rob) Frye, Kim Setser and Thomas Setser; 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great Grandchildren; Sister, Barbara (Ray) Schubert; Brother, Wes Ray and sister-in-law, Betty (Foose) Rissman.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Tom and her 2 sons, Chuck and Barry and 5 sisters.
A private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 8th, for the family.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, Illinois.
Due to COVID rules, only 50 are allowed in the bldg. at a time. Masks must be worn! Please be patient when coming to visit family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Betty J. Foose Memorial Fund, addressed to the Foose Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from May 5 to May 6, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
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Greg, sorry to see your mom passed away. It is always hard when you lose one of your parents, but you were fortunate that you were able to spend a lot of time with her these past few years which will give you extra special memories.
Gary Olsen
May 10, 2021
Donna and I wanted to send the family of Betty our deepest sympathy. I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and also in Donna's. Betty was always a happy and such a kind person. She will be missed by many.
Tammy Johnson and Donna Leifheit
May 10, 2021
Always in my memory I'll miss and love you grandma. Kimmie and Willard Cutshaw
Kim Cutshaw
May 8, 2021
She was a wonderful person to everyone she met, we will miss her here in the park where we all live. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. She is in a beautiful place now and no more pain.
Cheryl & Gordon Emmons
May 7, 2021
Grandma Betty. I love you and I will miss you dearly. Watch over me my beautiful angel
May 7, 2021
Prayers for God's grace and mercy to your family
Rodger and Cindy
May 6, 2021
You all have our deepest condolences. May the memory of her laughter and smile help get you through your sorrow.
Burt & Ann
May 6, 2021
It was a blessing to know Betty.
Bill and Nancy Reichenbach
May 5, 2021
Betty, rest easy.
May 5, 2021
Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Betty was a wonderful Lady.
Wanda & Bob Reynolds
May 5, 2021
Thinking of you. Enjoy all the wonderful memories your family has and how lucky you are to have your wonderful mother so long.
Judith Berg
May 5, 2021
Betty was a special woman who raised special kids. I am so Happy for her, she is in the most beautiful place right now & being loved on like never before ❤ For the family I know what you all are feeling & will be praying for ALL of You.
Stacey Elkins
May 5, 2021
I loved Betty like another mom. Always enjoyed playing cards with her and her candy and waffles were the best. Will miss her.
Gail Renick
May 5, 2021
Jeff and Peggy, my heart goes out to you at the loss of your mother.
Sue Willey
May 4, 2021
Betty was our neighbor in Florida. Wonderful lady to everyone. Will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Edith & Bob Hodgins
May 4, 2021