Elizabeth “Betty” W. Browne, age 97, of Elgin, Illinois passed away Monday November 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Lexington Heath Care Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. She was born on March 25, 1917 in Olean, Indiana to the loving parents of Henry and Clara Barth.

Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Betty married Darwin Sr 1939 in Olean, Indiana, for 39 years. She was a beautician for many years and a caregiver for her son Darwin Jr. She retired from Sears in 1997 after serving for more than 20 years as a customer care representative. Betty was an amazing cook, and she was best know for her signature Jello mold and deviled egg dishes. Betty’s absence leaves a hole in our lives that can never be filled.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Jim) Sharpe, grandchildren Vicki (Tim) Willey, Sarah Sharpe, Laura Payne, Tim (Annette) Browne, Shanna (Chad) Zalud, and her great-grandchildren: Abbi, Austin, Jayson, Elizabeth, Avery, Alec, Erica, Zack, Danielle, Malakai, Taiven, Ayla, and Isaac.

She is preceded in in death by her husband, Darwin, Sr. and her son, Darwin Jr.

Visitation will be Friday November 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM till time of service at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 Division Street, Elgin, IL 60120.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. For more information call 847-741-1128 or madisonfuneralhomeelgin.com

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