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Elizabeth L. Kamphaus

Elizabeth L. Kamphaus

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Kamphaus, age 89, of the Illinois Veterans Home, formerly of 2240 Sycamore, died on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:50 PM in Blessing Hospital. She was born on February 12, 1931 in Atlas, Arkansas the daughter of Henry 'Arky' and Sophia Maria (Denne) Hoffman. She married Melvin Kamphaus on May 1, 1954. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2015. Mrs. Kamphaus worked at the Maid Rite for many years until her retirement. Betty was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed spending her time with her family, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Betty is survived by:
A DAUGHTER: Pamela Root and her husband Steven of Quincy
GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Decker (Monty); Ashley Root (Alex) and Eric Steven Root (Alexandria)
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Austin Kramberg; Beau Tenhouse; Bryer Decker; Kruz Decker and Alyssa Liebig
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Betty was also preceded in death by a son Melvin Kamphaus, Jr., and her siblings: Donald Hoffman, Evelyn Bowen, Henrietta Blaise, Mary Ann Winking and Barb Harig.

Due to restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 epidemic, private graveside services will be held at St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Joyce Worman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Have so many good memories of bowling with your mom, my mom, my Aunt and my sister Judy. When Judy married Into your family your mother & Dad became part of our family. A special ladyπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
From:
Dawn Wand
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Betty was such a sweet woman. I have alot of wonderful memories of Betty and Melvin. I am Alvera Laaker's granddaughter, Patty Laaker's daughter. Sending lots of prayers and love to you and your family.
From:
Pam & Chuck Laaker
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Pam and family... You have our sympathy. Thoughts and prayers surround you. I remember Betty as a child/youth as she was in my Mothers card club. Thus knew your Mom before I met Chuck. She was a sweet lady.
From:
Douglas Root
Live Oak, FL
Comments:
Betty was a beautiful kind hearted lady. Always had a great laugh and sense of humor with her. Condolences
From:
Mary Felker
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. God bless you with many memories of her life.
From:
Fr. Zach Edgar
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Betty was a gentle soul and loved by all of us at the Vets home. It was a joy to visit with her and bring her the Sacraments. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered at my Masses. Fr. Edgar, IVHQ Chaplain
From:
Sandy
St Louis, MO
Comments:
Pam and family,
Sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of your mom. She always had a smile on her face. We were lucky to have an Aunt Betty.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve and Pam - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Tonia Williams
Hilton Head Island, SC
Comments:
Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. She was truly a kind hearted and beautiful woman. I have many fond memories of her and the last time I got to see you all at the restaurant. My prayers and love are being sent for everyone.
From:
Jan Schroder
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm sorry don't remember Mrs. Kamphaus very well. But I used to work for her husband Melvin, on the milk truck making deliveries back in 1969. Still remember the cigar smoke. GREAT PEOPLE, My condolences to the family.
From:
Ann and Greg Kamphaus
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Pam and family, sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Ann & Greg