Elizabeth Joann “Betty” Elfrink, 71, of Jackson, MO passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Monticello House in Jackson.
She was born Sept. 22, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Bernard J. and Johanna M. Holzum Broshuis. She and Michael A. Elfrink were married May 8, 1965 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.
Betty was raised in Leopold, Missouri and Jackson and lived for some time in St. Louis and Fenton, Missouri. She returned to Jackson with her husband and children because of health issues and to be closer to extended family.
Her interests included watching her children and grandchildren in sports and music activities. She also enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, and expertly sewing numerous dresses for her daughters and granddaughters.
She was a faithful, longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish in Jackson.
For over 50 years she endured the effects of Crohn’s disease, all the while successfully raising her children, enjoying her grandchildren and pursuing all of her responsibilities as a wife and mother.
Loving survivors include her husband of 51 years, Michael; a son, Stephen Elfrink of Lenexa, KS; two daughters, Leann (Rob) Hendrix of Cape Girardeau and Katherine Elfrink, of Jackson; twelve grandchildren, Samantha, Nathan and Mollie Elfrink; Elaine, Robert, Matthew, Philip, Lydia, Annelise and Cecilia Hendrix; Ashley Miles and Ryder Barnes, and a sister, Brenda (Norman) Grass of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish prayers will begin at 7 p.m. with the rosary led by the St. Ann’s Sodality immediately following.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. John Harth officiating.
Interment will be in St. John’s cemetery in Leopold, MO.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church building fund.
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