Elizabeth "Betty" J. Hughes, Janesville, WI (1922-2014)
March 3, 1922 - April 23, 2014
Elizabeth “Betty” J. Hughes, age 92, of Janesville, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at her home. She was born in LeRoy, MN, on March 3, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Thelen) Doyle. Betty married Gordon T. Hughes on Sept. 8, 1943, in LaCrosse. They moved to Janesville, in 1945, following his discharge from the Army; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2009. She didn’t work outside the home, but she raised three daughters. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking and playing Bingo and Yahtzee in the apartment building she lived in.
Betty is survived by her two children, Nancy Dammen of Janesville and Linda (Carl) Treuthardt of Janesville; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Gordon; parents; step-father, Jul Fauske; daughter, Mary Femrite; three brothers: Arnold, Johnny and Vernon “Kelly” Doyle; and by two sisters, Irene Rendler and Ardelle Kiefer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aril 25, 2014, at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Janesville. Deacon John Houseman will preside and burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Mercy Hospice. For on-line guestbook and condolences: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
The family would like to thank Betty’s hospice team, especially her nurse, Tracy and aide, Sarah, for their wonderful care.