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Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Strong Tower Church in Flora
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery
Visitation: 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at Strong Tower Church
Betty Josephine Shefka, age 87, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, March 27, 2020, at her home.
She was born April 16, 1932, in Cooper, Alabama, the daughter of Mitchell and Ethel (DuPree) DeVaughn. She was united in marriage to Martin Shefka on April 16, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois, and together they shared 18 years of marriage until his death March 5, 2007.
Betty had worked in the past as a cook for North Palos Schools and had also owned and operated Betty’s Nutrition Center in Salem. She had attended Oak Street Baptist Church in the past and most recently Strong Tower Church in Flora.
She is survived by her children: Yvonne (Dave) Rogers of Benton, Roy Skaj of Worth, and Charles (Peggy) Skaj of Hamel; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Mitchell and Ethel DeVaughn; husband: Martin Shefka; a son: Jesse Shires; and a daughter: Gloria Shires.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Strong Tower Church in Flora with Pastor Ron Closson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
Ms. Betty, you are finally free! No more pain, bathed in God's love and light! I'm bless to have known you n be called your freind. Thank you for your words that still bounce around in my head when I think if you. You were always you! No sugar coating, little salt in the wound, but ALWAYS strong in your faith and connections! You helped a great number of people, just by being YOU. Your light will shine on in those you touched. Dance Ms Betty in God's loving light! Keep shining down on us. Love you, miss you, but happy you have peace. Blessed peace. Barb, you did your best never forget that! I'm a phone call away day or night. Condolences to all.
I'm very sorry to the family of Miss Betty for your loss. She will be sadly missed.
Betty was one of the sweetest lady. She will be missed.
Miss Betty, freedom has a whole new meaning. May your simple openness and honesty in you speaking of our Lord & Saviour be a shining example to live on in all of us as the Family of God. Condolences to all the family.
Aunt Betty will be missed , Love You ! Always in my heart and prayers!