Betty L Elias, 74, passed away peacefully on December 20th at her home in Pine Island, MN under the care of Heartland Hospice Services.
She was born January 8, 1943 in Grand Forks, ND, daughter of the late Robert Brown and Beatrice (Weir) Brown. On August 25, 1991, she married Steve Elias. He survives. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed shopping and trips with good friend Lorraine, playing bingo with Eileen, Arlene, Ronna and her many other friends, doing puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include, sisters; Linda Neumiller, Grand Forks, ND, Tammy Dickenson, Grand Forks, ND, Nancy Beggs Wills Point, TX, brother; Rob Brown Colorado Springs, CO, two children; Sue Bolf (Bob) Schofield, WI and Pete Hilman (Michelle) Mosinee, WI; 7 grandchildren; Spencer Bolf, Tony Hilman (Amber), Brooke Howe (Josh), Kendra Hilman, Kelly Smith (Ryan), Krista Knight (Dave), Jason Elias and 7 great-grandchildren Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Judi, brothers Pat and Bob, son John Anthony, and son Jason.
The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Rochester Assembly Church in Rochester on Friday, December 29th at 10:30 am. Pastors Jim Filbeck, Floyd O'Brien and Eric Westlake will preside. Burial will be in Rochester at the Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes on Thursday, December 28th from 4-7pm and Friday, December 29th from 9:30-10:30am at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many friends and pastors who came to visit or called to talk with Betty and express their love and support. Kelly, Dori, Linda, Robert and the staff at Heartland Hospice for your visits and the wonderful care you gave to Betty over the past few months.
To leave a condolence or a special memory please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-3600
Steve, .We are so sorry for your great loss.Hope you can find comfort in knowing that you took care of Betty well. The few times that we met her at the Coffee Mill, made us want to know her better, with her sweet disposition and readiness to make new friends. Our prayers are with you and the family. Pat and Clyde Hinrichs
I will miss out conversations on the phone. Love you sis and now you are at peace.
We enjoyed the time we had with Betty and Steve. Always a smile, and a kind word. She had a way to make you feel good. Going to the Hubbell House will not be the same. Take care Steve. Stay strong and keep the faith. Semper Fi.
Thoughts and prayers to Betty's family during this hard time! Betty didn't waste anytime, getting things done and enjoying life! I enjoyed a trip to Branson with her and another friend...always had a smile on her face...made the trip so much fun! She was always willing to help others out......she will surely be missed! Rest in peace, my friend.
Such a sweet soul that will be missed by many! Always had a positive attitude and a smile for everyone.
My sympathies! Betty's smile and laughter just made you want to join in and enjoy life. She will be missed.
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