DUNLAP - Betty L. Nussbaum, 87, of Fairbury, Ill., formerly of Chatsworth, the mother of a Dunlap woman, passed away and went to be with her Lord at 2:53 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Meadows Mennonite Home in Chenoa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Forrest, where she was a member for 65 years, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery in rural Forrest, Ill. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community or Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community.
Betty was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Forrest, a daughter of Roy and Martha (Haab) Metz. She married Dean Nussbaum on Jan. 12, 1946, in Pontiac.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dean; her children, Terry (Deborah) Nussbaum of Fairbury, Luann (Jerold) Endress of Dunlap, Jay (M. Ann) Nussbaum of Bloomington, and Elaine (Lynn) Stoller of Gridley; 14 grandchildren, Joseph Livingston, Abby (Dan) Eisenman, Lucas (Raya) Nussbaum, Tessa (Ben) Herr, Clint (Stefanie) Endress, Troy (Lindsay) Endress, Brett (Cassie) Endress, Ty (Erin) Endress, Will (Alexis) Nussbaum, Casey (Tyler) Zimmerman, Candice (Michael) Dohman, Holly (Will) Kellenberger, Natalie (Tommy) Hoerr and Wendy (Josh) Schick; 27 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mildred Allen of Fairbury, Ruth Thiel of Colorado and Royalene Toombs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl (Isabelle) and Ivan (Juanita); one sister, Mary Ann (Ed) Plattner; one grandson, Jacob Nussbaum; and three brothers-in-law, Fritz Masters, Cyril Allen and Robert Toombs.
Betty loved her family and music, and she served many years as a Sunday School teacher in her church. She was an active volunteer at Fairview Haven in Fairbury and with her church's World Relief organization.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, attending garage sales and auctions, and operated Betty's Bargain Barn in Chatsworth for many years. Betty and Dean owned and operated Nussbaum Chevrolet in Chatsworth and farmed in the area. Betty especially looked forward to family gatherings, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 16, 2013