Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Obit of Elizabeth (Ashman) Gillette

Elizabeth “Betty” Gillette, 79, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:18 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, with Jerry Gentes, Minister of Pastoral Care officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.

Betty was born March 18, 1936 in Pontiac, IL a daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Bargman) Ashman. She married Loren Gillette on June 14, 1959 in Chatsworth, IL. . He passed away on September 7, 2007..
She is survived by her three children: Richard (Denise) Gillette of Elmhurst, IL, Karl (Glenda) Gillette of Reelsville, IN, and Beth Gillette of Maplewood, NJ.; three grandchildren; Jacob Saunders, Deirdre Gillette and Maeve Gillette; one brother: Rodger (Carol) Ashman of Mt. Prospect, IL
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty was educated in the Chatsworth schools. She went on to graduate from Illinois State Normal University with a teaching degree. She then received her master’s degree from University of Illinois. Betty taught at Prairie Central Grade School for thirty-eight years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.

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