Elizabeth “Betty” B. Fancher, 75, Peoria, Ill., a Portage County native, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at her home.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held on March 5, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, Ill. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be directed to Methodist Hospice, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61604.
Wright & Salmon Mortuary Inc. in Peoria assisted the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Fancher was born July 28, 1925, in Custer, a daughter of the late John E. and Lillian (Gunderson) Hickey.
She was married to Harold D. Fancher on Nov. 15, 1945, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Custer. He died Aug. 9, 2000, in Peoria.
She taught in Portage County before moving to Illinois where she finished her teaching career for the Peoria School District 150, at Northmoor Grade School.
She was a member and chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Women’s Gild at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan Fancher, Peoria, Ill., Susan (Roger) Hack, Sunnyland, Ill., and Joyce (Roger) Lathem, Glasford, Ill.; two brothers, Harold (Mary) Hickey and James (Joan) Hickey, both of Joliet, Ill.; three sisters, Grace (Wilbur) Dean, Dear Creek, Ill., Mary Ethel (Alois) Liebe, Coldwater, Mich., and Edith (Charles) Steffanus of New London; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one grandson and one step-great-grandson.