Bette R. DeFrates
Bette R. DeFrates, 93, of Springfield, died at 8:28 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at her home. She was born April 1, 1922 in Springfield, to Carl and Lola Schroder Thoemmes.
Survivors include one daughter, Elaine (Dave) Binney of Springfield; one son, Carl (Yvonne) DeFrates of Springfield; five grandchildren, Rick Davenport, Lisa Binney, Jason (Ann) Cole, Heidi (Matt) Reese and Shalean (Nick) Cook and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Bette worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company for several years and was a homemaker. She volunteered at Central Illinois Food Bank, APL and was a member of a ladies sorority. She loved traveling, taking cruises, knitting, gardening, crocheting and reading.
Visitation: 11 am – 12 pm, Friday, May 1, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12 noon, Friday, May 1, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will
follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.