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Betty Elkins

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[February 27, 2009]  Betty L. Elkins, 77, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 6:21 p.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Morris officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Elkins retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in 1991 as a technician II.

She was born Sept. 24, 1931, at Thompsonville to Marion and Nellie Bennett Hargett. She married William Elkins on Oct. 4, 1958, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln; one daughter, Ann (and Jonathon) Coleman of Lincoln; two brothers, William Hargett of Thompsonville and Edward Hargett of Benton; one sister, Mae Bozarth of Thompsonville; one grandson, Jon Coleman of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Christine (and Wesley) Fuchs of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie "Doodle Bug" Fuchs and Bryton "Bubba" Fuchs, both of Phoenix, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Elkins; and one sister, Sue Schwartz.

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