Elizabeth “Betty” Wirth
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[January 21, 2017]
LINCOLN - Elizabeth “Betty” Wirth
Churchill peacefully passed away on January 2, 2017, at St. Clara’s
Manor. She was born in Carlstadt, NJ on October 18, 1916, to George
and Elizabeth (Eitel) Wirth.
Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln
Elizabeth “Betty” Wirth Churchill peacefully passed
away on January 2, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor. She
was born in Carlstadt, NJ on October 18, 1916, to
George and Elizabeth (Eitel) Wirth.
She married Frank Churchill on June 5, 1937, in
Wappinger’s Falls, NY. He preceded her in death in
She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War
II at Grumman's on Long Island, NY. Betty helped her
husband run a linotype business from their home in
Baldwin, NY and worked at Pickering/Stanton in
Freeport, NY before retiring in 1982.
She enjoyed being a member of the Eastern Star and
working on crafts for the Newark Valley Methodist
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
sister, Alice Pierson, and her brother, George
She is survived by her son, Stuart (Linda)
Churchill, her granddaughters: Pamela (Bill) Kunkel,
and Angela (John) Stoltzenburg, all of Lincoln, and
her great grandchildren: Nathan Kunkel, Danvers,
Jordyn Kunkel, Bloomington, Ethan Kunkel, Macomb,
Henry and Theodore Stoltzenburg of Lincoln, and
several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rights have been accorded.
There will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in
Newark Valley, NY.
Memorials may be made in her name to the ALMH Foundation (memo
line: Healthy Communities Partnership), 200 Stahlhut Drive,
Lincoln, IL 62656 or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Peasley Funeral Home,
Lincoln, IL, and MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, NY.
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Elizabeth “Betty” Wirth Churchill