Elizabeth "Betty" Arnold

June 28, 1945July 29, 2010

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Arnold, nee Laramore, 65, of Mascoutah, Ill. formerly of St. Charles, MO., born June 28, 1945, entered into Heaven on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill.

Betty worked as an office manager for most of her life, but what was most important to her were her family and friends. She spent much of her time with her “On Track” Calvary Church Group, St. Peter’s Mo., and enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Ladies, biking, camping and going on trips, especially to Branson and numerous other outings. She loved and adored her grandchildren and will be truly missed and loved by all of those that knew Betty.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Bush; her father, Malcom Laramore and her Mother, Juanita, nee Mines, Kempfer

Surviving are her three loving children, Kristine, nee Minnigerode (Matthew) Lamons of Millstadt, Ill., Valerie Bush, nee Minnigerode of Swansea, Ill., and Bryan Minnigerode of San Diego, Ca., Five grandchildren, Margarete Lamons, Ethan Lamons, Austin Minnigerode, Jenna and Jacob Bush.; Four brothers, Ron (Judy) Laramore of Chester, ill., Jerry (Nancy) Laramore of Tilden, Ill., Jack (Beverly) Laramore of Galva, Ill., and Wayne (Pat) Laramore of Sparta, Ill., and a half-sister, Shirley Jean (Bob) Burke of Madisonville, KY.,., a Great-Aunt, Lois (Bob) Kittinger and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend a deep appreciation and thank you to all the caring and compassionate staff at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill., and to the staff at Hospice of Southern Illinois for their unconditional love, support and understanding that they gave Betty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Association For Frontotemporal Dementias (

Condolences may be offered at

A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 North Illinois Street., Fairview Hgts, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on

Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Lake View Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Havens officiating. Upon Betty’s request cremation will be held.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 31, 2010

Elizabeth "Betty" Arnold

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August 6, 2010

August5 Our family just heard of Betty's passing and we just want to express our sympathy to the family. To be absent in the body, is to be present with the Lord and I know she is in the arms of our Lord! May the Lord be with you all Gerald,Vivian, Diane, Kelvin and Susan

Vickie Lischer-Luter

August 3, 2010

I remember Betty and the whole Laramore family when they lived in New Athens. I am very sorry for the loss of such a sweet sole.

Christina (Ohnesorge) Niebrugge

August 2, 2010

To Betty's family: I went to school at Beecher City with Kristine and Valerie for a few years but have lost touch with them since then. I wanted to pass on my sympathy and prayers to them and Betty's entire family. I'm sure that she will be dearly missed.

August 2, 2010

We were very sorry to hear of your mom's death. She was a special person. She will be remembered. Charlie and Paulette

Patty Laue

August 1, 2010

My deepest sympathy to Betty's family. My heart goes out to you in losing such a fine, wonderful person who was always kind, giving and a beautiful smile on her face for you.
When I married Jerry and moved to the Beecher City area, Betty, became a dear close friend whom I have missed for years now.
Patty Laue

Nancy & Steve Raifsnider

August 1, 2010

I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of Betty at the Beecher City Church of Christ. She brought fun everywhere she went. I can still hear her laugh. She was such an encourager, and an organizer, and always ready to give a hug. Steve and I enjoyed her enthusiasm for life. She will certainly be missed.

July 31, 2010

Valarie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Deepest Sympathy
Denise Hoepker

Richard Dahm

July 31, 2010

Kristine and Matt,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Remember the good times and cherish them.

Richard Dahm

Denise Dorf

July 31, 2010

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Denise Dorf and family.(Tilden,Il.)

Janey Summers

July 31, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember having fun with her during post prom fund raisers and the post prom events in the early 90's. She had fun and enjoyed doing things for others. I know she will be missed.