Monday, June 20, 2011

Elizabeth L. 'Betty' (Banker) Boutell

Elizabeth L. Boutell, “Betty,” age 96, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. She was born in North Cape on October 14, 1914, daughter of the late William and Laura (Nee: Magnuson) Banker.

Betty graduated from Union Grove High School. On November 25, 1950, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church she was united in marriage to Harold S. Boutell, who preceded her in death December 22, 1996. Betty retired from Hamilton Beach Co. after over 30 years of employment. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteered at the Lutheran High School Thrift Shop. With the loss of her eyesight, Betty enjoyed listening to audio books. She also enjoyed baseball, especially cheering on the Cubs. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her brother, Willard Banker of Racine; brothers-in-law, Bill and Don Boutell; nieces and nephew, Helen (Arthur) Keller, Douglas (Dolores) Just, Betty-Kay Schneider; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn (Emil) Just; and her brother, Harold Banker.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend David Gehne officiating. Entombment will follow at Mound Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs at Bay Pointe and Lake Shore Manor for their loving and compassionate care given to Betty.

803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

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