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Betty Ellen Deming
JANESVILLE - Betty Ellen Deming, age 92, of Janesville died on Friday, October 30, 2009 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on February 3, 1917, in Bloomington, IL, the daughter of the Rev. John W. and Mary Josephine (Copeland) Starr. Betty married Norman B. Nelson in 1936 and later married Gordon R. Deming on June 3, 1966. He predeceased her on November 29, 1984.

She is survived by her children: Mary Jo (Edwin) Bandi of Janesville, Linda (Steve) Martin of Thomasboro, IL, Norma (Ray) Radloff of St. Petersburg, FL, Donald (Diane) Nelson of Brodhead, WI, Richard (Judith) Nelson of Monroe, WI, Edward Nelson of North Fort Meyers, FL and James (Sharie) Nelson of Lake River, IL; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her infant daughter, Norma Jean; son, John Nelson; and her sister, Sabra Jeanne.

Private family services will be held. Memorials would be greatly appreciated if they were made in Betty's name to St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. Assisting with arrangements is the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Janesville (608) 752-2444.