BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Elizabeth “Betty” Ann McKown, 97, of Beaver Dam, and formerly of Carterville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Beaver Dam. Betty was born on Dec. 30, 1921, in Carterville, to George William and Bessie June Halstead Thetford. She married Robert Leon Patrick on March 12, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
She was a lifelong member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Carterville. Betty had a talent for knitting and crocheting. She also loved to play bridge.
He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1955. Betty later married John C. McKown on May 29, 1957, in Carterville. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1987.
She is survived by her sons, David (Karyn) Patrick, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, Mike (Pat) McKown, of Beaver Dam, John (Nina) McKown Jr., of Westerville, Ohio, and Kevin (Carol) McKown, of Somerset, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Melissa Patrick, Colleen Williams, Robert Patrick, Susan Armstrong, Rev. Katie McKown, Ben McKown, Sam McKown, Josh McKown, Krista Lidala, Jacob McKown, Brandon McKown, and Amanda Bruley; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Tom Thetford, of Anna, Illinois; brother-in-law, Freeman “Doc” Greer, of Red Bud, Illinois; and niece, Jane Peiffer, of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Rev. Katie McKown officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Church 116 W. Grand Avenue, Carterville IL 62918, Tel: 1-618-985-2751
Online condolences can be made at: www.rigginpillatschburkefh.com.