Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

September 19, 2013

Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Kiso Troyer

Aug. 2, 1943-July 4, 2013

SPRING, GROVE, Ill. — Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Kiso Troyer was born in Chicago to Karl and Lorene Kiso, spent her childhood in Morton Grove, moved to Palatine in 1967 and moved to Spring Grove in 1998.  

Betsy was a talented American Decorative Painting teacher and also a lifetime needlepoint artist. She had an eye for beauty — the beauty in a flower, a smile, a baby, in having and being a friend, of both hardship and joy in life and in the love for family and feeling loved by her family.

Important lessons Betsy left us with: Do your best, don’t take it personally, be impeccable with your word, don’t make assumptions, and in parting, “Dry your tears, dear, there will never be enough time.”

Betsy is survived by her husband, Phil, Spring Grove; her children, Mark Thomas (Iwona), Arlington, Texas, Brian Thomas (Diann), Salem, Wis., Marcia Chellman (Robert), Kenosha, Wis., and Karen Kohn (Jim), Middleton, Wis.; stepchildren, Kacey Troyer (Karen), Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Kamela Harrison (Neil), Itasca. Betsy is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha (Thomas), Tyler (Thomas), Jarrod, Joel, Caleb and Dana (Chellman), Kyle and Kimberlyn (Troyer) and Louise and Jay (Harrison).

A memorial service will take place at a future time.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to a local library, as Betsy was an avid reader and user of the local public library.

 

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