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Betty J. Maas

Betty J. Maas

Betty J. Maas age 91, formerly of Payson, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Good Samaritan Home, Quincy. Betty was born in Quincy on March 4, 1928, a daughter of Edgar and Edith (Thien) Chandler. She married Edmund H. Maas on February 1, 1947 in St. Francis Catholic Church. He preceded her in death October 5, 1999.

Betty worked at her family's grocery store, Chandler' as a young girl. She went on to work as a seamstress at Eli Walker and she later worked for the Payson School District. She was a longtime member of St. Brigid Catholic Church and of the Altar Society. She was devoted to her family and loved nothing more than time spent with her children and grandchildren. She maintained a beautiful garden and flowers for many years. Betty loved nature and being outdoors, from hanging clothes out to dry on the clothesline, to gazing at the night sky, it was where she liked to be.

Her hobbies were listening to KHMO radio and writing down every recipe she heard, to add to her vast recipe collection and drawing.

Survivors include her children, Michael Maas and his wife Dolores; Dianne Dittmer and her husband Greg; and Debbie Allensworth all of Payson.
Thirteen grandchildren: Kathy (Tim) Walker; Kim (Scott) Jett: Shelly (Mike) Bowman; Karen (Mike) Gregg; Katina (Rick) Sunde; Michael Maas and his significant other, Shannon Matick ; Angela (Scott) Ohnemus; Brian (Felicia) Dittmer; Bradley (Tania) Dittmer; Derek (Nicole) Allensworth; Jared (Lindsay) Allensworth; Tray Allensworth and Kesha (Cody) Roundcount, 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma (Floyd) Rennecker of Barry, IL; nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jim Maas, a son-in-law, Jerry Allensworth and brother, Ed Chandler and a sister, Phyllis Huber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church, Liberty. Rev. Jeff Stone with be officiating. Interment will follow in St. Brigid Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Church. Memorials are suggested to the Adams County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or to St. Brigid's Cemetery.

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From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
Comments:
Such a long life for a very nice lady. Sympathies to her family and friends.
From:
Sue Winking
Louisville, KY
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Diane and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your years together soon replace the grief and loss that envelope you today.

Sue
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Brenda
Fowler, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss she was a super lady. I went and saw her and I know she k ew me from the biggest slime on her face.uou all have my condolences. May she rest In Peace now
From:
Ginny & Dean Davis
Liberty, IL
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Heavenly wrap your loving arms around the family during this difficult time 🙏
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Kathy Moore
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear of Betty passing. I enjoyed knowing her while at Bickford, what a loving person she was! Sympathy to Dianne, Greg, and all the family.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Shelly, Mike and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace