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Elizabeth Deaner

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 25th, 2012

MENDOTA - Elizabeth “Bette” Deaner, 90, of Mendota died April 23, 2012 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the Merritt Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to services on April 26 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Deaner was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Mendota to Richard and Leona (Blais) Woods. She married Willard “Bill” Deaner on Jan. 3, 1941 in Mendota. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1997.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ellen Ensor of Mendota; one son, John Deaner of Mendota; five grandchildren, Laura Boege, Nikole and Megan Deaner, Michelle Carnahan and Chad Ensor; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Lynn and Clayton Deaner.

Mrs. Deaner farmed with her husband north of Mendota until their retirement when they moved to Mendota. She was a member of Home Extension, the Woman’s Club and she was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Mendota Lutheran Home.

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