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Elizabeth M. Eloff

October 25, 1926 — August 10, 2020

Elizabeth Eloff found peace on August 10, 2020, a few months short of her 94th birthday. She was born October 25, 1926 in St Louis, Missouri. Although her family grieves her loss, they take comfort knowing that she is resting peacefully with her Father Lou Morgan, Mother Angeline (Ann) (Vernon) Lampe, Step-mother Lucille Morgan, Sister Joy Ryan, Son Michael Gutjahr, and Nephew Mark Wagner. She is survived by her Husband, Jimmie Eloff, daughter-in-law Jane Gutjahr, step-daughters Cristy (Gary) Bobofchak and Mary Eloff, and adopted daughter Joelle (Steve) Curro; 6 grandchildren, Sybil Gutjahr, Lee Gutjahr, Nicholas Baker, Lauren Baker Woolard, Kelly Escamilla, Caleb LaBrie; 3 great grandchildren Brennan Coberly, Brayden Woolard and Israel Escamilla; Nephew Christopher Wagner. Born and raised in St Louis, Moussouri. Betty and Joy ran Joy’s Celebrity Club in East St. Louis for many years in her earlier life. She was known for her singing there, which was a love she never lost. She even sang during some of her therapy sessions in Fairhaven. She was bartending at the Spaghetti House when she met Jimmie. They married in 1968. They did a lot of traveling together while Jim was a pilot for United. In 1977, they built “The Farm” in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. While Jimmie was still flying, Betty took up painting. She eventually took classes at UW-Whitewater. She was having so much fun that Jimmie started taking classes with her too. Betty and Jimmie lived at the Farm for almost 40 years. They moved into Fairhaven in August of 2016, where they both enjoyed the activities and socialization Fairhaven offered them. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Fairhaven and Rainbow Hospice for all the compassion and love they provided to Betty and her family. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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