Elizabeth L. “Betty” Ford


Elizabeth L. “Betty” Ford, age 98, of Diana, Texas, Formerly of New Baden, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Gladewater, Texas. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 7, 1923, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Flamuth. She married Pete Ford on May 6, 1943, and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Nador; granddaughter, Barb Nador, both of Texas; sisters-in-law: Doris Evans and Joyce Santel; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Randy Nador

While living in Texas Betty was a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Guild, Ore City and Longview Senior
Centers, and the Ore City Garden Club. Before relocating to Texas, she was a member of the New Baden Senior Center and St. George Ladies Sodality.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 16, 2022, at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden with Rev. Gene Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Lookingglass Township Cemetery in New Memphis.

Memorials made in memory of Betty are suggested to St. George Parish or the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received at church or at Nordike Funeral Home, 15 East Hanover Street, New Baden, IL 62265.

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