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Elizabeth E. Immel, 89, of rural Granville passed away Jan. 28, 2013, in her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in United Church of Christ, Granville.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church.
Elizabeth Eleanor Sucher was born June 18, 1923, to Howard and Lottie (Steele) Sucher. She married Harry Immel on Sept. 8, 1946, in United Church of Christ, Granville. She attended elementary schools and Hopkins High School. She also attended La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in elementary education.
She was a life member of United Church of Christ (Congregational). She was a member of the Women’s Fellowship and was the church historian for many years. Betty also was a life member of Illinois Education Association and a member of Marshall Putnam County Retired Teachers Association. Betty was a life member of Putnam County Historical Society and served on the board of directors for 20 years. She was a 60-year member of the Eastern Star Peru chapter. She was past member of La Salle County Home Extension and Tonica 20th Century Club.
Betty began her teaching career in a rural one-room school (Hullinger) in Putnam County for three years. After her marriage, she and her husband moved to a farm south of Cedar Point. She taught physical education at Tonica Elementary School for 17 years.
Survivors include two sons, John Howard (Lora) Immel of Lostant and William Harry (Kathy) Immel of Peru; one daughter, Carol Beth (Jerry) Patterson of Mascoutah; four grandchildren, Jaclyn Immel, Jonathan Immel, Justin Immel and Jodi Patterson; three stepgrandchildren, Brett, Brian and Amy Burkiewicz; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 24, 2007; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Memorials may be directed to United Church of Christ, Putnam County Historical Society or the donor’s choice.